Greatness, wretchedness.--The more light we have, the more greatness and the more baseness we discover in man. Ordinary men--those who are more educated: philosophers, they astonish ordinary men--Christians, they astonish philosophers.Pascal
We desire truth, and find within ourselves only uncertainty.Pascal
If man is not made for God, why is he only happy in God? If man is made for God, why is he so opposed to God?Pascal
For myself, I confess that, so soon as the Christian religion reveals the principle that human nature is corrupt and fallen from God, that opens my eyes to see everywhere the mark of this truth: for nature is such that she testifies everywhere, both within man and without him, to a lost God and a corrupt nature.
What shall we conclude from all our darkness, but our unworthiness?Pascal
Certain authors, speaking of their works, say: "My book," "My commentary," "My history," etc. They resemble middle-class people who have a house of their own and always have "My house" on their tongue. They would do better to say: "Our book," "Our commentary," "Our history," etc., because there is in them usually more of other people's than their own.Pascal
The vileness of man in submitting himself to the brutes and in even worshipping them.Pascal