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
All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a...
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so...
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master. When we disobey the latter we...
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true...
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it...
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because...
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by...
We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and...
The only shame is to have none.
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion
If ignorance were bliss, he'd be a blister
Some vices only lay hold of us by means of others, and these, like branches,...
Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
Evil, what is evil? There is only one evil, to deny life.
The devil is in the details