Quotes by Blaise Pascal

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

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.

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.

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.

We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.

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

I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.