Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on authors, style, and thought

When we encounter a natural style we are always surprised and delighted, for we thought to see an author and found a man.

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 eternity and silence

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

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 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 nature, secrets, and understanding

What is man in nature? Nothing in relation to the infinite, all in relation to nothing, a mean between nothing and everything and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on nature and thinking

Man is but a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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