50 Best Blaise Pascal Quotes About God and Love

Best Blaise Pascal Quotes

1- “If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.” ~ Blaise Pascal

If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything

2- “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” ~ Blaise Pascal

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

3- “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

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

4- “Don’t try to add more years to your life. Better add more life to your years.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Don't try to add more years to your life. Better add more life to your years

5- “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” ~ Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone

6- “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” ~ Blaise Pascal

People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive

7- “Either Christianity is true or it’s false. If you bet that it’s true, and you believe in God and submit to Him, then if it IS true, you’ve gained God, heaven, and everything else. If it’s false, you’ve lost nothing, but you’ve had a good life marked by peace and the illusion that ultimately, everything makes sense. If you bet that Christianity is not true, and it’s false, you’ve lost nothing. But if you bet that it’s false, and it turns out to be true, you’ve lost everything and you get to spend eternity in hell.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Either Christianity is true or it's false. If you bet that it's true, and you believe in God and submit to Him, then if it IS true, you've gained God, heaven, and everything else. If it's false, you've lost nothing, but you've had a good life marked by peace and the illusion that ultimately, everything makes sense. If you bet that Christianity is not true, and it's false, you've lost nothing. But if you bet that it's false, and it turns out to be true, you've lost everything and you get to spend eternity in hell

8- “In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.” ~ Blaise Pascal

In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart

9- “There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.” ~ Blaise Pascal

There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy

10- “We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.” ~ Blaise Pascal

We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything

11- “Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.” ~ Blaise Pascal

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Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness

12- “Most of man’s trouble comes from his inability to be still.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Most of man's trouble comes from his inability to be still

13- “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries. Yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries. Yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries

14- “There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart.” ~ Blaise Pascal

There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart

15- “A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once.” ~ Blaise Pascal

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

16- “Mankind suffers from two excesses: to exclude reason, and to live by nothing but reason.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Mankind suffers from two excesses: to exclude reason, and to live by nothing but reason

17- “If you want others to have a good opinion of you, say nothing.” ~ Blaise Pascal

If you want others to have a good opinion of you, say nothing

18- “Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives

19- “The more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog.” ~ Blaise Pascal

The more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog

20- “Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen

21- “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.” ~ Blaise Pascal

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing

22- “Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves

23- “If I had more time I would write a shorter letter.” ~ Blaise Pascal

If I had more time I would write a shorter letter

24- “Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary

25- “The God of Christians is a God of love and comfort, a God who fills the soul and heart of those whom he possesses, a God who makes them conscious of their inward wretchedness, and his infinite mercy; who unites himself to their inmost soul, who fills it with humility and joy, with confidence and love, who renders them incapable of any other end than himself.” ~ Blaise Pascal

The God of Christians is a God of love and comfort, a God who fills the soul and heart of those whom he possesses, a God who makes them conscious of their inward wretchedness, and his infinite mercy; who unites himself to their inmost soul, who fills it with humility and joy, with confidence and love, who renders them incapable of any other end than himself

26- “There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.” ~ Blaise Pascal

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There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous

27- “One-half of the ills of life come because men are unwilling to sit down quietly for thirty minutes to think through all the possible consequences of their acts.” ~ Blaise Pascal

One-half of the ills of life come because men are unwilling to sit down quietly for thirty minutes to think through all the possible consequences of their acts

28- “Let each of us examine his thoughts; he will find them wholly concerned with the past or the future. We almost never think of the present, and if we do think of it, it is only to see what light is throws on our plans for the future. The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means, the future alone our end. Thus we never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Let each of us examine his thoughts; he will find them wholly concerned with the past or the future. We almost never think of the present, and if we do think of it, it is only to see what light is throws on our plans for the future. The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means, the future alone our end. Thus we never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so

29- “We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in the eyes of other people and to seem different from what we actually are.” ~ Blaise Pascal

We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in the eyes of other people and to seem different from what we actually are

30- “Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself

31- “The captain of a ship is not chosen from those of the passengers who comes from the best family.” ~ Blaise Pascal

The captain of a ship is not chosen from those of the passengers who comes from the best family

32- “Anyone who does not see the vanity of the world is very vain himself. So who does not see it, apart from young people whose lives are all noise, diversions, and thoughts for the future? But take away their diversion and you will see them bored to extinction. Then they feel their nullity without recognizing it, for nothing could be more wretched than to be intolerably depressed as soon as one is reduced to introspection with no means of diversion.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Anyone who does not see the vanity of the world is very vain himself. So who does not see it, apart from young people whose lives are all noise, diversions, and thoughts for the future? But take away their diversion and you will see them bored to extinction. Then they feel their nullity without recognizing it, for nothing could be more wretched than to be intolerably depressed as soon as one is reduced to introspection with no means of diversion

33- “Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size

34- “I rather live as if God exists to find out that He doesn’t than live as if he doesn’t exist to find out He does.” ~ Blaise Pascal

I rather live as if God exists to find out that He doesn't than live as if he doesn't exist to find out He does

35- “It’s not those who write the laws that have the greatest impact on society. It’s those who write the songs.” ~ Blaise Pascal

It's not those who write the laws that have the greatest impact on society. It's those who write the songs

36- “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” ~ Blaise Pascal

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

37- “There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition” ~ Blaise Pascal

There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition

38- “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much

39- “Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with your power; And little things as though they were great, since I do them in your name!” ~ Blaise Pascal

Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with your power; And little things as though they were great, since I do them in your name!

40- “Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer

41- “Happiness is neither within us, nor without us. It is in the union of ourselves with God.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Happiness is neither within us, nor without us. It is in the union of ourselves with God

42- “It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.” ~ Blaise Pascal

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason

43- “I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.” ~ Blaise Pascal

I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you

44- “You always admire what you really don’t understand.” ~ Blaise Pascal

You always admire what you really don't understand

45- “Imagination decides everything.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Imagination decides everything

46- “If you want to be a real seeker of truth, you need to, at least once in your lifetime, doubt in, as much as it’s possible, in everything.” ~ Blaise Pascal

If you want to be a real seeker of truth, you need to, at least once in your lifetime, doubt in, as much as it's possible, in everything

47- “When intuition and logic agree, you are always right.” ~ Blaise Pascal

When intuition and logic agree, you are always right

48- “Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known

49- “Bless yourself with holy water, have Masses said, and so on; by a simple and natural process this will make you believe, and will dull you – will quiet your proudly critical intellect.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Bless yourself with holy water, have Masses said, and so on; by a simple and natural process this will make you believe, and will dull you - will quiet your proudly critical intellect

50- “Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed

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