Blaise Pascal

Faith declares what the senses do not see, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them, not contrary to them. - Blaise Pascal

The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life. - Blaise Pascal

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.  - Blaise Pascal

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, happiness, which is everything in this world. - Blaise Pascal

What a chimera, then, is man! what a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! A judge of all things, feeble worm of the earth, depositary of the truth, cloaca of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.  - Blaise Pascal

We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything. - Blaise Pascal

Man is but a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed. - Blaise Pascal

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short. - Blaise Pascal

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart. - Blaise Pascal

All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to remain alone. - Blaise Pascal