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Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal

In addition to being a French philosopher, physicist and mathematician, Blaise Pascal was an inventor and the father of the mechanical adding machine. Pascal also formulated the mathematical theory of probability, which is used today in statistics and actuarial professions. Pascal's theorem, one of the basic formulas in projective geometry, was developed by him when he was just 16. As a wr…

Date of Birth: June 19, 1623
Date of Death: August 19, 1662


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"Silence. All human unhappiness comes from not knowing how to stay quietly in a room." Blaise Pascal
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"I made this letter very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter." Blaise Pascal
Provincial Letters: Letter XVI (1656) Written by Pascal in a letter to "the Reverend Fathers, the Jesuits," about a number of pressing Catholic church matters that were relevant at the time. He identified with a movement called Jansenism that frequently disagreed with the Jesuits. Add Category or Author

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"The last thing we decide in writing a book is what to put first." Blaise Pascal
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"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." Blaise Pascal
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"It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them." Blaise Pascal
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"Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just." Blaise Pascal
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"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of space of which I am ignorant, and which knows me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there, why now rather than then?" Blaise Pascal
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"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction" Blaise Pascal
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"We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by reasons which have occurred to others" Blaise Pascal
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"Mathematicians, who are only mathematicians, have exact minds, provided all things are explained to them by means of definitions and axioms; otherwise they are inaccurate and insufferable, for they are only right when the principles are quite clear" Blaise Pascal
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"The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future alone is our goal. Thus, we never live but we hope to live; and always hoping to be happy, it is inevitable that we will never be so." Blaise Pascal
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"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know." Blaise Pascal
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"Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known." Blaise Pascal
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"Weariness.Nothing is so insufferable to man as to be completely at rest, without passions, without business, without diversion, without study. He then feels his nothingness, his forlornness, his insufficiency, his dependence, his weakness, his emptin" Blaise Pascal
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"If it is an extraordinary blindness to live without investigating what we are, it is a terrible one to live an evil life, while believing in God" Blaise Pascal
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"Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it." Blaise Pascal
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"One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better." Blaise Pascal
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"Love has reasons which reason cannot understand." Blaise Pascal
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"Therefore, those to whom God has imparted religion by intuition are very fortunate and justly convinced. But to those who do not have it, we can give it only by reasoning, waiting for God to give them spiritual insight, without which faith is only hu" Blaise Pascal
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"If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace." Blaise Pascal
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"That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it." Blaise Pascal
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