I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
Quote by Blaise Pascal
A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is...
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he...
The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.
All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a...
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing...
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
We never love a person, but only qualities.
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A...
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I...
Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does...
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant....
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the...