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

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Evil is easy, and has infinite forms. Blaise Pascal

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It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason. Blaise Pascal

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The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. Blaise Pascal

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We like to be deceived. Blaise Pascal

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I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone. Blaise Pascal

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Imagination decides everything. Blaise Pascal

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If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation, that He exists. Blaise Pascal

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Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world. Blaise Pascal

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Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parceque je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. Blaise Pascal

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Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden. Blaise Pascal

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Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary. Blaise Pascal

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There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy. Blaise Pascal

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Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them. Blaise Pascal

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The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal

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

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Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature. Blaise Pascal

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Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. Blaise Pascal

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The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death. Blaise Pascal

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Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal

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We must learn our limits. We are all something but none of us are everything. Blaise Pascal

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I do not admire a virtue like valour when it is pushed to excess, if I do not see at the same time the excess of the opposite virtue, as one does in Epaminondas, who displayed extreme valour and extreme benevolence. For otherwise it is not an ascent, but a fall. We do not display our greatness by placing ourselves at one extremity, but rather by being at both at the same time, and filling up the whole of the space between them. Blaise Pascal

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The multitude which is not brought to act as a unity, is confusion. That unity which has not its origin in the multitude is tyranny. Blaise Pascal

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Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world. Blaise Pascal

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It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants. Blaise Pascal

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Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. Blaise Pascal

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Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. Blaise Pascal

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Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience. Blaise Pascal

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If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal

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The property of power is to protect. Blaise Pascal

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

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Man is obviously made for thinking. Therein lies all his dignity and his merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought. Blaise Pascal

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Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. Blaise Pascal

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Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us. Blaise Pascal

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If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace. Blaise Pascal

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We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so. Blaise Pascal

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Law, without force, is impotent. Blaise Pascal

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The gospel to me is simply irresistible. Blaise Pascal

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I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal

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

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We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves. Blaise Pascal

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Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience. Blaise Pascal

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Man's greatness lies in his power of thought. Blaise Pascal

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Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other. Blaise Pascal

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

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The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways. Blaise Pascal

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The origins of disputes between philosophers is, that one class of them have undertaken to raise man by displaying his greatness, and the other to debase him by showing his miseries. Blaise Pascal

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

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When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person. Blaise Pascal

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Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way. Blaise Pascal