I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
Quote by Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
Vanity is but the surface.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A...
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find...
If it is an extraordinary blindness to live without investigating what we are, it is...
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The only shame is to have none.
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear...
Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what...
A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and...
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it...
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by...
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith...
Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost,...