Blaise Pascal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Blaise Pascal quotes, Blaise Pascal sayings, and Blaise Pascal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not. Blaise Pascal
Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. Blaise Pascal
All sorrow has its root in man's inability to sit quiet in a room by himself. Blaise Pascal
Chess is the gymnasium of the mind. Blaise Pascal
Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. Blaise Pascal
All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal
Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go. Blaise Pascal
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal
Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will. Blaise Pascal
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves. Blaise Pascal
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way. Blaise Pascal
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. Blaise Pascal
Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal
People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. Blaise Pascal
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future. Blaise Pascal
Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries. Blaise Pascal
The only shame is to have none. Blaise Pascal
The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his every-day conduct. Blaise Pascal
The captain of a ship is not chosen from those of the passengers who comes from the best family. Blaise Pascal
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others. Blaise Pascal
People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. Blaise Pascal
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. Blaise Pascal
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves. Blaise Pascal
The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it. Blaise Pascal
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason. Blaise Pascal
You always admire what you really don't understand. Blaise Pascal
You always admire what you really don't understand. Blaise Pascal
What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire. Blaise Pascal
All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room. Blaise Pascal