Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal.
BornJune 19, 1623
Clermont-Ferrand, France
DiedAugust 19, 1662
Paris, France
French mathematician and philosopher. Formulated Pascal's law regarding the transmission of pressure through a liquid in a closed container, and the unit of pressure in physics was named for him. Also known for rationalizing belief in God with Pascal's Wager, which held that an agnostic would lose little by not beliving in God if He did not exist but would lose a lot if He did.

The repository contains six quotes from Blaise Pascal.

Life

Itís not good to have everything one wants.

Love

The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing.

Good and EvilReligion

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

Reputation

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

Freedom

Tyranny is the wish to have in one way what can only be had in another.

Adversity

Manís nature is not always to advance; it has its advances and retreats.