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.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can only go so far, but faith has no limits.
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