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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal
Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation.
The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.
The heart has reason which reason cannot understand.
The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.