Reason is the slow and torturous method by which those who do not know the truth discover it
Quote by Blaise Pascal
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without...
We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Sleep, you say, is the image of death; for my part I say that it...
A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a...
That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does...
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this...
The property of power is to protect.
You always admire what you really dont understand.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything...
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of...
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing...
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in...
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character,...
The happiness of men consists in life. And life is in labor.