If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
Contributed by: Zaady
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
All men have happiness as their object: there is no exception. However different the means they employ, they all aim at the same end.
The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing. (La coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point)
Source: Pensées. 1670.
The heart has reasons which the reason cannot understand.
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can only go so far, but faith has no limits.
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
Source: Pensées (1670)
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it.
Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.
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