Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on judgment and men

It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on justice and power

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on justice and strength

Justice without strength is powerless; strength without justice is tyrannical.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on justice

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Unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on good, kindness, men, people, soul, trouble, and words

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. Mental trouble was never known to arise from such quarters. Though they do not cost much yet they accomplish much. They make other people good natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on god, heart, perception, and reason

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on death and honor

Whoever would not die to preserve his honor would be infamous.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on adultery, animals, desires, destruction, earth, emptiness, god, good, happiness, lies, losing, nature, plants, reason, survival, present, vices, and war

What does this desire and this inability of ours proclaim to us but that there was once in man a genuine happiness, of which nothing now survives but the mark and the empty outline; and this he vainly tries to fill from everything that lies around him, seeking from things that are not there the help that he does not get from those that are present? Yet they are quite incapable of filling the gap, because this infinite gulf can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object - that is, God, Himself. He alone is man's veritable good, and since man has deserted Him it is a strange thing that there is nothing in nature that has not been capable of taking His place for man: stars, sky, earth, elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects, calves, serpents, fever, plague, war, famine, vices, adultery, incest. And since he has lost the true good, everything can equally appear to him as such - even his own destruction, though that is so contrary at once to God, to reason, and to nature.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on god

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"The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob," not of philosophers and scholars.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Writing found in Pascal's effects after his death.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on good

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If you want others to have a good opinion of you, say nothing.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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