"The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Blaise Pascal on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Blaise Pascal on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Blaise Pascal on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Blaise Pascal on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Blaise Pascal on Ernest Hemingway
"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."
"The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory."
"It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory."
"Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them no art can keep or acquire them."
"Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world."