Blaise Pascal

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Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method. In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines. After three years of effort and fifty prototypes, he built 20 finished machines (called Pascal's calculators and later Pascalines) over the following ten years, establishing him as one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator. Pascal was an important math... More

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Blaise Pascal #Alone #Men

Photo of Blaise Pascal All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Blaise Pascal #Alone

Photo of Blaise Pascal The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
Blaise Pascal #Art

Photo of Blaise Pascal Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them no art can keep or acquire them.
Blaise Pascal #Business

Photo of Blaise Pascal Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Blaise Pascal #Change #Time

Photo of Blaise Pascal Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.
Blaise Pascal #Death #Men

Photo of Blaise Pascal As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
Blaise Pascal #Experience #Men #Nature

Photo of Blaise Pascal Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
Blaise Pascal #Faith #God

Photo of Blaise Pascal Faith is different from proof the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Blaise Pascal #Future

Photo of Blaise Pascal If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
Blaise Pascal #God

Photo of Blaise Pascal Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Blaise Pascal #Death #Great

Photo of Blaise Pascal The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
Blaise Pascal #Alone

Photo of Blaise Pascal It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
Blaise Pascal #God

Photo of Blaise Pascal That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.
Blaise Pascal #God #Knowledge

Photo of Blaise Pascal The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
Blaise Pascal #Death #Nature

Photo of Blaise Pascal Our nature consists in motion complete rest is death.
Blaise Pascal #Faith

Photo of Blaise Pascal Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see it is above, not against them.
Blaise Pascal #Faith

Photo of Blaise Pascal Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Blaise Pascal #God #Happiness

Photo of Blaise Pascal Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
Blaise Pascal #God

Photo of Blaise Pascal It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.
Blaise Pascal #Good

Photo of Blaise Pascal It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Blaise Pascal #Great #Intelligence

Photo of Blaise Pascal Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Blaise Pascal #Great #Men

Photo of Blaise Pascal The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
Blaise Pascal #Great

Photo of Blaise Pascal The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
Blaise Pascal #Imagination

Photo of Blaise Pascal Imagination decides everything.
Blaise Pascal #Imagination #Men

Photo of Blaise Pascal Men often take their imagination for their heart and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.