People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
Quote by Blaise Pascal
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without...
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience...
It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true...
Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired:...
Imagination decides everything
It is a strange and long war, the war that violence is forever waging against...
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to...
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those...
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this...
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from...
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it...
Law, without force, is impotent.