Blaise Pascal

Blaise
Pascal
1623
1662

French Catholic Philosopher, Scientist, Mathematician, Inventor, Writer

Author Quotes

All our dignity consists... in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well; this is the principle of morality.

All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end... The infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself.

All men naturally hate one another. They employ lust as far as possible in the service of the public weal. But this is only a [pretense] and a false image of love; for at bottom it is only hate.

All of mans’ trouble stems from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

A thinking reed. It is not from space that I must seek my dignity, but from government of my thought. I shall have no more if I possess worlds. By space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.

A belief is a wise wager. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation that He Exists.

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First Name
Blaise
Last Name
Pascal
Birth Date
1623
Death Date
1662
Bio

French Catholic Philosopher, Scientist, Mathematician, Inventor, Writer