1623-1662. French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
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Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
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All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
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Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
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To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
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Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
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There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.
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The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
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Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
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