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Blaise Pascal quotes

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

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

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.

We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.

There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.