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.

No one is discontented at not being a king except a discrowned king unhappiness almost invariably indicates the existence of a road not taken, a talent undeveloped, a self not recognized. Blaise Pascal
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it. Blaise Pascal
Contradiction is a bad sign of truth; several things which are certain are contradicted; several things which are false pass without contradiction. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the want of contradiction a sign of truth Blaise Pascal
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. Blaise Pascal
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. Blaise Pascal
The property of power is to protect. Blaise Pascal
There is a certain standard of grace and beauty which consists in a certain relation between our nature and the thing which pleases us. Blaise Pascal
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. Blaise Pascal
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it. Blaise Pascal
Our intellect holds the same position in the world of thought as our body occupies in the expanse of nature. Blaise Pascal
Our own interests are still an exquisite means for dazzling our eyes agreeably. Blaise Pascal
Little things console us because little things afflict us. Blaise Pascal
The whole title by which you possess your property, is not a title of nature but of a human institution. Blaise Pascal
The stream is always purer at its source. Blaise Pascal
Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference. Blaise Pascal
Our notion of symmetry is derived from the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breath only, not vertically nor in depth. Blaise Pascal
A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us. Blaise Pascal
A little thing comforts us because a little thing afflicts us. Blaise Pascal
The arithmetical machine produces effects that approach nearer to thought than all the actions of animals. But it does nothing that would enable us to attribute will to it, as to the animals. Blaise Pascal
To find recreation in amusement is not happiness. Blaise Pascal
The sensibility of man to trifles, and his insensibility to great things, indicates a strange inversion. Blaise Pascal
Opinion is the queen of the world. Blaise Pascal
Little things console us because little things afflict us. Blaise Pascal
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal
Kind words produce their images on men's souls. Blaise Pascal
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately. Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Blaise Pascal
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. Blaise Pascal
Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves. Blaise Pascal