There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.


Blaise Pascal

896

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.


Blaise Pascal

896

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.


Blaise Pascal

896

We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.


Blaise Pascal

896

Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.


Blaise Pascal

896

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see it is above, not against them.


Blaise Pascal

896

Faith is different from proof the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.


Blaise Pascal

896

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.


Blaise Pascal

896

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.


Blaise Pascal

896

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.


Blaise Pascal

896

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.


Blaise Pascal

896

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


Blaise Pascal

896

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.


Blaise Pascal

896

Our nature consists in motion complete rest is death.


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

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