Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on nature

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Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on nature

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Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on passion and spirituality

However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Discours sur les passions de l'amour. 1653.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on death, nature, and rest

Our nature consists in movement; absolute rest is death.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on vices

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When the passions become masters, they are vices.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on clarity and profit

Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on discovery, mind, people, and persuasion

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on chaos, errors, glory, judgment, novelty, shame, truth, uncertainty, and universe

What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées, chapter x. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on diversity, intuition, love, and mind

There are two types of mind . . . the mathematical, and what might be called the intuitive. The former arrives at its views slowly, but they are firm and rigid; the latter is endowed with greater flexibility and applies itself simultaneously to the diverse lovable parts of that which it loves.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Discours sur les passions de l'amour. 1653.

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