"Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Blaise Pascal on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Blaise Pascal on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Blaise Pascal on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Blaise Pascal on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Blaise Pascal on Mark Twain
"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."