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Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars. I will not forget thy word. Amen.

- Blaise Pascal

In every action we must look beyond the action at our past, present and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all these things.

- Blaise Pascal, The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Men are so inevitably mad that not to be mad would be to give a mad twist to madness.

- Blaise Pascal, Human Happiness

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

- Blaise Pascal

When I see the blind and wretched state of men, when I survey the whole universe in its deadness, and man left to himself with no light, as though lost in this corner of the universe without knowing who put him there, what he has to do, or what will become of him when he dies, incapable of knowing anything, I am moved to terror, like a man transported in his sleep to some terrifying desert island, who wakes up quite lost, with no means of escape. Then I marvel that so wretched a state does not drive people to despair.

- Blaise Pascal

Eloquence.— We need both what is pleasing and what is real, but that which pleases must itself be drawn from the true.

- Blaise Pascal, The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.

- Blaise Pascal

Just as all things speak about God to those that know Him, and reveal Him to those that love Him, they also hide Him from all those that neither seek nor know Him.

- Blaise Pascal

Eloquence is painted thought, and thus those who, after having painted it, add somewhat more, make a picture, not a portrait.

- Blaise Pascal, The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal

It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.

- Blaise Pascal

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.