As men who naturally understand their own condition avoid nothing so much as rest, so there is nothing they leave undone in seeking turmoil.
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
Please forgive the long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
What a Chimera is man! What a novelty, a monster, a chaos, a contradiction, a prodigy! Judge of all things, an imbecile worm; depository of truth, and sewer of error and doubt; the glory and refuse of the universe.
Let us weigh up the gain and the loss involved in calling heads that God exists. Let us assess the two cases: if you win you win everything, if you lose you lose nothing. Do not hesitate then; wager that he does exist.
All of man's problems come from the inability to sit quietly in a room.