Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

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 dogs and men

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The more I see of men, the better I like my dog.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on men

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Men blaspheme what they do not know.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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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 fatherhood and leisure

Reverend Fathers, my letters did not usually follow each other at such close intervals, nor were they so long. , , , This one would not be so long had I but the leisure to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Lettres provinciales.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on nature, secrets, and understanding

For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all 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)

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