Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on friendship, men, and world

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on betrayal, pleasure, slander, soul, and weakness

No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on duty, god, guidance, providence, trust, and truth

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on aim, happiness, and men

All men have happiness as their object: there is no exception. However different the means they employ, they all aim at the same end.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on heart and reason

The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing. (La coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point)

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on heart, reason, and understanding

The heart has reasons which the reason cannot understand.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on winning

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The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on divinity and love

Early things must be known to be loved: divine things must be loved to be known.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on falsehood, lies, mistakes, and truth

All err the more dangerously because each follows a truth. Their mistake lies not in following a falsehood but in not following another truth.

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 certainty and uncertainty

It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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