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Blaise Pascal Quotes and Quotations


No animal admires another animal.
- Blaise Pascal | Animals Quotes
The majority is the best way, because it is visible, and has strength to make itself obeyed. Yet it is the opinion of the least able.
- Blaise Pascal | Government and Rule Quotes
Man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
- Blaise Pascal | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. It is then that he recognizes that he is empty, insufficient, dependent, ineffectual. From the depths of his soul now comes at once boredom, gloom, sorrow, chagrin, resentment and despair.
- Blaise Pascal | Idleness Quotes
If a soldier or labourer complains of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing.
- Blaise Pascal | Idleness Quotes
Two things control man's nature: instinct and experience.
- Blaise Pascal | Men Quotes
If you want people to think well of you, do not speak well of yourself.
- Blaise Pascal | Opinion Quotes
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
The last advance of reason is to recognize that it is surpassed by innumerable things; it is feeble if it cannot realize that.
- Blaise Pascal | Reason Quotes
All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
- Blaise Pascal | Reason Quotes
Our own interests are still an exquisite means for dazzling our eyes agreeably.
Let it not be said that I have said nothing new. The arrangement of the material is new.
- Blaise Pascal | Words and Language Quotes
I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter.
- Blaise Pascal | Writers and Writing Quotes
All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room.
- Blaise Pascal | Unhappiness Quotes
Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.
- Blaise Pascal | Happiness Quotes
All men have happiness as their object: there are no exceptions. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.
- Blaise Pascal | Happiness Quotes
Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal | Happiness Quotes
Great and small suffer the same mishaps.
- Blaise Pascal | Other Side Quotes
If we all told what we know of one another, there would not be four friends in the world
- Blaise Pascal | Friendship Quotes
It is the heart which experiences God, not the reason.
- Blaise Pascal | God Quotes
Faith declares what the senses do not see, but not the contrary of what they see.
- Blaise Pascal | Faith and Belief Quotes
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.
- Blaise Pascal | Faith and Unity Quotes
It is the heart which experiences God, and not the reason.
- Blaise Pascal | Faith and Unity Quotes
It is impossible on reasonable grounds to disbelieve miracles.
- Blaise Pascal | Faith and Unity Quotes
Faith is a gift of God.
- Blaise Pascal | Faith and Unity Quotes
Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal | Prayer Quotes
The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing.
- Blaise Pascal | One Day Quotes
As we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so.
- Blaise Pascal | The Present Quotes
The past and present are only our means; the future is always our end. Thus we never really live, but only hope to live.
- Blaise Pascal | The Present Quotes
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
- Blaise Pascal | Change Quotes
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relation of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.
- Blaise Pascal | Decisions Quotes
All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
- Blaise Pascal | Instincts Quotes
It is the heart which experiences God, not the reason.
- Blaise Pascal | Instincts Quotes
The heart has reasons which reason cannot understand.
- Blaise Pascal | Instincts Quotes
All men have happiness as their object: there is no exception. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.
- Blaise Pascal | Right Quotes
Lust and force are the source of all our actions; lust causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
- Blaise Pascal | Motivation Quotes
We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves; we desire to live an imaginary life in the minds of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine.
- Blaise Pascal | Motivation Quotes
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
- Blaise Pascal | Success Quotes
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
- Blaise Pascal | Action Quotes
Losses are comparative, imagination only makes them of any moment.
Losses are comparative, imagination only makes them of any moment.
- Blaise Pascal | Events Quotes
Losses are comparative, only imagination makes them of any moment.
- Blaise Pascal | Events Quotes


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