153 Blaise Pascal Quotes

Although Blaise focused mostly on mathematics, physics, and inventions in his early years, he later became a Christian philosopher with one of his most famous French writings being Apologie de la religion chrétienne (a Christian apologetics piece). With a very scientific mindset, it is quite interesting that Blaise wrote Christian pieces from an emotional side and talking about how experiencing God is through the heart, rather than the brain.

  • "Law, without force, is impotent."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Justice


  • "The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Habits


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

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Reasoning, The Future


  • "There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Holiness, The Heart


  • "The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Humility


  • "I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Happiness


  • "Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "Let it not be said that I have said nothing new. The arrangement of the material is new."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!"

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Philosophy


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

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Life, Men


  • "The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves; we desire to live an imaginary life in the minds of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Life


  • "Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Habits


  • "When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Philosophy



Total Quotes Found: 153 // Page 1 (quotes 1-15)
Search within the 153 Blaise Pascal Quotes