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Quotations by Blaise Pascal

A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once.

All err the more dangerously because each follows a truth. Their mistake lies not in following a falsehood but in not following another truth.

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Quoted by W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger — The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York, 1966

All men have happiness as their object: there are no exceptions. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.

All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

Any unity which doesn’t have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny.

Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.

Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

Continuity in everything is unpleasant.