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Blaise Pascal as a mathematician, inventor, writer, theologian and author who was born on June 19, 1623 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He is mostly known for setting the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities, formulating Pascal’s theory of pressure and inventing the first digital calculator. As an author, Blaise Pascal wrote books like Pensées, Lettres provinciales, Of the Geometrical Spirit and many others.

Here are some of the best and famous Blaise Pascal quotes about man’s problems, love, mathematics, God, religion, Jesus and so much more.

Blaise Pascal: All Of Man’s Problems Quote

Blaise Pascal All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone quote

1. All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

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Famous Blaise Pascal Quotes

famous Blaise Pascal quotes

2. Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. -Blaise Pascal

3. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. -Blaise Pascal

4. The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. -Blaise Pascal

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

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

7. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart. -Blaise Pascal

8. Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. -Blaise Pascal

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

10. I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. -Blaise Pascal

11. Law, without force, is impotent.

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12. Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth. -Blaise Pascal

13. Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. -Blaise Pascal

14. Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. -Blaise Pascal

15. Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. -Blaise Pascal

16. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Blaise Pascal

17. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. -Blaise Pascal

18. If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have been changed. -Blaise Pascal

19. People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others. -Blaise Pascal

20. 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

21. 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

Best Blaise Pascal Quotes

best Blaise Pascal quotes

22. The only shame is to have none. -Blaise Pascal

23. It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. -Blaise Pascal

24. You always admire what you really don’t understand. -Blaise Pascal

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

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

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27. Little things console us because little things afflict us. -Blaise Pascal

28. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. -Blaise Pascal

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

30. As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all. -Blaise Pascal

31. Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him? -Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Love

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Love

32. When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. -Blaise Pascal

33. Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. -Blaise Pascal

34. 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. -Blaise Pascal

35. Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

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36. We never love a person, but only qualities. -Blaise Pascal

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

38. We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it. -Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Mathematics

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Mathematics

39. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. -Blaise Pascal

40. To speak freely of mathematics, I find it the highest exercise of the spirit; but at the same time I know that it is so useless that I make little distinction between a man who is only a mathematician and a common artisan. Also, I call it the most beautiful profession in the world; but it is only a profession.

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41. Our notion of symmetry is derived form the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breadth only, not vertically nor in depth. -Blaise Pascal

42. Look somewhere else for someone who can follow you in your researches about numbers. For my part, I confess that they are far beyond me, and I am competent only to admire them. -Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal Quotes About God

Blaise Pascal Quotes About God

43. The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him. -Blaise Pascal

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

45. Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us. -Blaise Pascal

46. 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

47. 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.

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48. It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist. -Blaise Pascal

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

50. 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

51. The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice. -Blaise Pascal

52. 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. -Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Religion

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Religion

53. Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. -Blaise Pascal

54. 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

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

56. If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles! -Blaise Pascal

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

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

59. In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. -Blaise Pascal

60. Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them. -Blaise Pascal

61. 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. -Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Jesus

Blaise Pascal Quotes About Jesus

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

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63. Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ. -Blaise Pascal