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Some people are born with an uncanny knack for math and science, but not Blaise Pascal. He was a philosopher who became interested in mathematics after reading Euclid’s Elements at the age of 16. What makes his story so interesting is that he would have never created calculus if it weren’t for a life-altering event: the death of his beloved sister. Aged 19, Pascal had been deeply affected by her passing and decided to use all his time and energy on studying theology, philosophy and science in order to give meaning to this tragedy. It turned out that this work led him to an interest in mathematics which eventually lead him to create one of the most important parts of our modern world: Calculus!

Here are the most known phrases from Blaise Pascal.

Summary

About Blaise Pascal

Born:
19 June 1623

Died:
19 August 1662

Nationality:
French

Era:
17Th-Century Philosophy

Region:
Western Philosophy

School:
Cartesianism
Jansenism
Fideism

Main Interests:
Theology, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

Notable Ideas:
Probability Theory, Pascal’S Wager, Pascal’S Triangle, Pascal’S Law, Pascal’S Theorem, Pascal’S Calculator And More.

Blaise Pascal quotes on world

Opinion is the queen of the world. — Blaise Pascal

There are plenty of maxims in the world; all that remains is to apply them. — Blaise Pascal

All the good maxims which are in the world fail when applied to one’s self. — Blaise Pascal

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

opinion is the queen of the world Blaise Pascal quote

The world is satisfied with words. Few appreciate the things beneath. [Fr., Le monde se paye de paroles; peu approfondissement les choses.] — Blaise Pascal

All the trouble in the world is due to the fact that man cannot sit still in a room. — Blaise Pascal

The imagination disposes of everything. It creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are the whole of the world. — Blaise Pascal

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

Opinion is, as it were, the queen of the world, but force is its tyrant. — Blaise Pascal

there are plenty of maxims in the world all that remains is to apply them Blaise Pascal quote

The world is ruled by force, not by opinion; but opinion uses force. — Blaise Pascal

The method of not erring is sought by all the world. The logicians profess to guide it, the geometricians alone attain it, and apart from science, and the imitations of it, there are no true demonstrations. — Blaise Pascal

Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world. — Blaise Pascal

The world is satisfied with words, few care to dive beneath the surface. — Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal quotes on truth

We have an idea of truth, invincible to all scepticism. — Blaise Pascal

we have an idea of truth invincible to all scepticism Blaise Pascal quote

If you want to be a real seeker of truth, you need to, at least once in your lifetime, doubt in, as much as it’s possible, in everything. — Blaise Pascal

It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth. — Blaise Pascal

Look for the truth, it wants to be found. — Blaise Pascal

What was Blaise Pascal known for?

Blaise Pascal laid the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities, formulated what came to be known as Pascal’s principle of pressure, and propagated a religious doctrine that taught the experience of God through the heart rather than through reason

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

There would be too great darkness, if truth had not visible signs. — Blaise Pascal

it is man s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the truth Blaise Pascal quote

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of Contradiction a sign of truth. — Blaise Pascal

Those are weaklings who know the truth and uphold it as long as it suits their purpose, and then abandon it. — Blaise Pascal

And is it not obvious that, just as it is a crime to disturb the peace when truth reigns, it is also a crime to remain at peace when the truth is being destroyed? — Blaise Pascal

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

All err the more dangerously because each follows a truth. Their mistake lies not in following a falsehood but in not following another truth. — Blaise Pascal

look for the truth it wants to be found Blaise Pascal quote

Blaise Pascal quotes on love

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

Unless we love the truth we cannot know it. — Blaise Pascal

The married should not forget that to speak of love begets love. — Blaise Pascal

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

Passion cannot be beautiful without excess; one either loves too much or not enough. — Blaise Pascal

when we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before Blaise Pascal quote

L’on a beau se cacher a’ soi–me’ me, l’on aime toujours. We vainly conceal from ourselves the fact that we are always in love. — Blaise Pascal

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand. — Blaise Pascal

Love has no age as it is always renewing itself. — Blaise Pascal

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

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

unless we love the truth we cannot know it Blaise Pascal quote

The pagans do not know God, and love only the earth. The Jews know the true God, and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God, and do not love the earth. — Blaise Pascal

The sweetness of glory is so great that, join it to what we will, even to death, we love it. — Blaise Pascal

Just as all things speak about God to those that know Him, and reveal Him to those that love Him, they also hide Him from all those that neither seek nor know Him. — Blaise Pascal

We make an idol of truth itself; for truth apart from charity is not God, but His image and idol, which we must neither love nor worship. — Blaise Pascal

Who can doubt that we exist only to love? Disguise it, in fact, as we will, we love without intermission… We live not a moment exempt from its influence. — Blaise Pascal

the married should not forget that to speak of love begets love Blaise Pascal quote

Vanity is illustrated in the cause and effect of love, as in the case of Cleopatra. — Blaise Pascal

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

Blaise Pascal quotes on heart

We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting. — Blaise Pascal

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

How hollow is the heart of man, and how full of excrement! — Blaise Pascal

we only consult the ear because the heart is wanting Blaise Pascal quote

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

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. — Blaise Pascal

Christian piety annihilates the egoism of the heart; worldly politeness veils and represses it. — Blaise Pascal

There is a God–shaped vacuum in every heart. — Blaise Pascal

We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart. — Blaise Pascal

the heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of Blaise Pascal quote

The heart has arguments with which The logic of mind is not aquainted. — Blaise Pascal

In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart. — Blaise Pascal

How did Blaise Pascal die?

Blaise Pascal died after suffering terrible pain, probably from carcinomatous meningitis following a malignant ulcer of the stomach, in 1662.

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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

It has pleased God that divine verities should not enter the heart through the understanding, but the understanding through the heart. — Blaise Pascal

The truth about nature we discover with our brains. The truth about religion we discover with our hearts. — Blaise Pascal

how hollow is the heart of man and how full of excrement Blaise Pascal quote

No man ever believes with a true and saving faith unless God inclines his heart; and no man when God does incline his heart can refrain from believing. — Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal quotes on nature

Nature, which alone is good, is wholly familiar and common. — Blaise Pascal

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Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good. — Blaise Pascal

All is one, all is different. How many natures exist in man? How many vocations? And by what chance does each man ordinarily choose what he has heard praised? — Blaise Pascal

That a religion may be true, it must have knowledge of our nature. — Blaise Pascal

nature which alone is good is wholly familiar and common Blaise Pascal quote

Those honor nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything… — Blaise Pascal

Habit is a second nature, which destroys the first. — Blaise Pascal

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

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

Nature has some perfections to show that she is the image of God, and some defects to show that she is only His image. — Blaise Pascal

that a religion may be true it must have knowledge of our nature Blaise Pascal quote

For nature is an image of Grace, and visible miracles are images of the invisible. — Blaise Pascal

Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. — Blaise Pascal

Each man is everything to himself, for with his death everything is dead for him. That is why each of us thinks he is everything to everyone. We must not judge nature by ourselves, but by its own standards. — Blaise Pascal

This is what I see, and what troubles me. I look on all sides, and everywhere I see nothing but obscurity. Nature offers me nothing that is not a matter of doubt and disquiet. — Blaise Pascal

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

those honor nature well who teach that she can speak on everything Blaise Pascal quote

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

Our natures lie in motion, without which we die. — Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal quotes on justice

Voluptuousness, like justice, is blind, but that is the only resemblance between them. — Blaise Pascal

Justice is as much a matter of fashion as charm is. — Blaise Pascal

Having been unable to strengthen justice, we have justified strength. — Blaise Pascal

voluptuousness like justice is blind but that is the only resemblance between them Blaise Pascal quote

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. — Blaise Pascal

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. — Blaise Pascal

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

Blaise Pascal quotes on seek

They do not know that They seek only the chase and not the quarry. — Blaise Pascal

Not the zeal alone of those who seek Him proves God, but the blindness of those who seek Him not. — Blaise Pascal

they do not know that they seek only the chase and not the quarry Blaise Pascal quote

Curiosity is nothing more than vanity. More often than not we only seek knowledge to show it off. — Blaise Pascal

I can approve of those only who seek in tears for happiness. — Blaise Pascal

I condemn equally those who choose to praise man, those who choose to condemn him and those who choose to divert themselves, and I can only approve of those who seek with groans. — Blaise Pascal

To doubt is a misfortune, but to seek when in doubt is an indispensable duty. So he who doubts and seeks not is at once unfortunate and unfair. — Blaise Pascal

We desire truth, and find within ourselves only uncertainty. We seek happiness, and find only misery and death. We cannot but desire truth and happiness, and are incapable of certainty or happiness. — Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal quotes on life

Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves. — Blaise Pascal

Man lives between the infinitely large and the infinitely small. — Blaise Pascal

Who knows if this other half of life where we think we’re awake is not another sleep a little different from the first. — Blaise Pascal

Don’t try to add more years to your life. Better add more life to your years. — Blaise Pascal

If you believe in God you are at no disadvantage in this life, and at considerable advantage in the next. If you do not believe, but find in the next that there was a next, you are most unfortunate! — Blaise Pascal

man lives between the infinitely large and the infinitely small Blaise Pascal quote

We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in the eyes of other people and to seem different from what we actually are. — Blaise Pascal

Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better. — Blaise Pascal

When a man who accepts the Christian doctrine lives unworthily of it, it is much clearer to say he is a bad Christian than to say he is not a Christian. — Blaise Pascal

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the night of God. — Blaise Pascal

For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most remote from it? — Blaise Pascal

don t try to add more years to your life better add more life to your years Blaise Pascal quote

If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything. — Blaise Pascal

One must know Oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. — Blaise Pascal

Most of the evils of life arise from man’s being unable to sit still in a room. — Blaise Pascal

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 on human

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

faith is different from proof the latter is human the former is a gift from god Blaise Pascal quote

Jesus was in a garden, not of delight as the first Adam, in which he destroyed himself and the whole human race, but in one of agony, in which he saved himself and the whole human race. — Blaise Pascal

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

The whole title by which you possess your property, is not a title of nature but of a human institution. — Blaise Pascal

At the centre of every human being is a God–shaped vacuum which can only be filled by Jesus Christ. — Blaise Pascal

Silence. All human unhappiness comes from not knowing how to stay quietly in a room. — Blaise Pascal

silence all human unhappiness comes from not knowing how to stay quietly in a room Blaise Pascal quote

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