The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.


Blaise Pascal

896

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.


Blaise Pascal

896

Men often take their imagination for their heart and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.


Blaise Pascal

896

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


Blaise Pascal

896

Men blaspheme what they do not know.


Blaise Pascal

896

Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.


Blaise Pascal

896

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.


Blaise Pascal

896

Two things control men’s nature, instinct and experience.


Blaise Pascal

896

The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.


Blaise Pascal

896

As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.


Blaise Pascal

896

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.


Blaise Pascal

896

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.


Blaise Pascal

896

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.


Blaise Pascal

896

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.


Blaise Pascal

896

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.


Blaise Pascal

896

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.


Blaise Pascal

896

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.


Blaise Pascal

896

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.


Blaise Pascal

896

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.


Blaise Pascal

896

Men often take their imagination for their heart and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.


Blaise Pascal

896

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