Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

Kindness Communication

We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.

Knowledge Reason Truth

If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.

Communication Friendship Gossip

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this: man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.

Meditation Philosophy Psychology

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.

Communication Improvement Kindness

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

Devotion Faith Love

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

Divine Human Knowledge

Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

Faith Truth

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.

Infinity Nature Perception

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

Improvement Motivational Philosophy

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Knowledge Love Time

Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.

Atheism Beliefs Limits

Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.

God Happiness Spirituality

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

Discovery Knowledge Philosophy

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.

Behavior Habits Human

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.

Beliefs Faith Philosophy

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Movement Nature

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.

Duty Faith Providence

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

Love Reason Understanding

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.

Beliefs Faith Perception