We are all something, but none of us are everything.

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: French

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Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.

Pride counterbalances all these miseries; man either hides or displays them, and glories in his awareness of them.

Consequences must outweigh probabilities.

The art of opposition and of revolution is to unsettle established customs, sounding them even to their source, to point out their want of authority and justice.

Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

For I should like to know by what right this animal, which recognizes his own weakness, measures God's mercy and keeps it within limits suggested by his own fancies.

Words differently arranged have different meanings, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural. If we offend the principles of reason our religion will be absurd and ridiculous . . . There are two equally dangerous extremes: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason.

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

It is better to know something about everything then everything about something.

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

If we look at our work immediately after completing it, we are still too involved; if too long afterwards, we cannot pick up the thread again.

Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.