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  Quotes of Blaise Pascal [17]


  1. We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.so by the heart.
  2. I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
  3. If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
  4. We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.
  5. We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.
  6. The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
  7. Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
  8. One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
  9. Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
  10. I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
  11. Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
  12. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
  13. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
  14. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
  15. Force and not opinion is the queen of the world; but it is opinion that uses the force.
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