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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist and theologian
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It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.

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Weariness.Nothing is so insufferable to man as to be completely at rest, without passions, without business, without diversion, without study. He then feels his nothingness, his forlornness, his insufficiency, his dependence, his weakness, his emptiness.

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That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.

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If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.

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I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.

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If we do not know ourselves to be full of pride, ambition, lust, weakness, misery, and injustice, we are indeed blind. And if, knowing this, we do not desire deliverance, what can we say of a man...?

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Therefore, those to whom God has imparted religion by intuition are very fortunate and justly convinced. But to those who do not have it, we can give it only by reasoning, waiting for God to give them spiritual insight, without which faith is only human a

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I have made this letter long because i have not the time to make it shorter.

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Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

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Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being.

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Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless one loves the truth, he cannot know it.

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The Knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.

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We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.

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The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.

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The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.

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Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

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Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

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The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.

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Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.

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Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

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Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

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Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.

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Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.

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People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.

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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.

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