12 Quotes: Blaise Pascal on Reason, Faith, and the Knowledge of God

Blaise PascalApologetics Hit and MiscMankind suffers from two excesses: to exclude reason, and to live by nothing but reason.

Apologetics Hit and MiscThere is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.

Apologetics Hit and MiscThe supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.

Apologetics Hit and MiscFaith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

Apologetics Hit and MiscIt is the conduct of God, who disposes all things kindly, to put religion into the mind by reason, and into the heart by grace.

Apologetics Hit and MiscPeople are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.

Apologetics Hit and MiscThere are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Apologetics Hit and MiscJesus Christ is the only proof of the living God. We only know God through Jesus Christ.

Apologetics Hit and MiscJesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

Apologetics Hit and MiscSince we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

Apologetics Hit and MiscThe 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.

Apologetics Hit and MiscThe knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.