Born in 1623, Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher, who laid the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities.
Blaise Pascal quotes:
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
There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made know through Jesus Christ.Blaise Pascal
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.Blaise Pascal
On the stupidity of war between foes.
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 quarreled with him?Blaise Pascal
More on war:
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.Blaise Pascal
It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.Blaise Pascal
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.Blaise Pascal
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.Blaise Pascal