We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in the eyes of other people and to seem different from what we actually are.
Blaise Pascal Quotes
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
If a soldier or laborer complains of the hardships of his lot, set him to do nothing.
Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.
Imagine a number of men in chains, all under sentence of death, some of whom are each day butchered in the sight of the others; those remaining see their own condition in that of their fellows, and looking at each other with grief and despair await their turn. This is an image of the human […]
Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.