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We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.
There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.
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.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.
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.
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 quarrelled with him?
Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse h
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
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.
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.
It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.
The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.
If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
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.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.
We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.
It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.