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Blaise Pascal

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The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

— Blaise Pascal

#love #quip #reason #love

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

— Blaise Pascal


I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter." (Letter 16, 1657)

— Blaise Pascal

#conciseness #correspondence #humor #letters #pithy

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

— Blaise Pascal


We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.

— Blaise Pascal

#knowledge #organized-religion #sin #truth #religion

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.

— Blaise Pascal

#cannot #created #creator #every #every man

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back

— Blaise Pascal


I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

— Blaise Pascal

#frienship #men

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

— Blaise Pascal

#established #falsehood #know #love #obscure

Il n'est pas certain que tout soit incertain. (Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.)

— Blaise Pascal

#quip #risk #uncertainty #risk

About Blaise Pascal

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Did you know about Blaise Pascal?

found the same height of quicksilver. Between 1658 and 1659 he wrote on the cycloid and its use in calculating the volume of solids. The University of Waterloo Ontario Canada holds an annual math contest named in his honour.

In 1646 he and his sister Jacqueline identified with the religious movement within Catholicism known by its detractors as Jansenism. His father died in 1651. He built 20 of these machines (called pascal's calculator and later pascaline) in the following ten years.

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