Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids him desire to be like God. Without such a counterpoise, this dignity would make him horribly vain, or this humiliation would make him terribly abject.
Quote by Blaise Pascal
You always admire what you really dont understand.
Without Jesus Christ man must be in vice and misery; with Jesus Christ man is...
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this...
The knowledge of God without that of man's misery causes pride. The knowledge of man's...
Imagination decides everything.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
What is man in nature? Nothing in relation to the infinite, all in relation to...
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the...
Force rules the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of...
If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without...
The only shame is to have none
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing...
If ignorance were bliss, he'd be a blister
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future...
Men blaspheme what they do not know.
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary...