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
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary...
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this...
You always admire what you really dont understand.
It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not...
The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but...
Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.
Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire...
Reason is the slow and torturous method by which those who do not know the...
The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future...
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man...
We never, then, love a person, but only qualities
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he...
Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Law, without force, is impotent.
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
The only shame is to have none.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from...
I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it...
It is not credible that any one should possess so little understanding as to desire...
Beauty is the lover's gift