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Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Happiness

If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.

The Greatness of Man

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

Wine

Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.

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Pascal 3

Some thoughts of Blaise Pascal

Misery

All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.

Wager

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.

Pride and Despair

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

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Mother Teresa 5

Thoughts of a woman who knew God because she did what Jesus said.

Great Things

God has created us for great things: to love and offer love, to experience tenderness toward others, as he did, and to know how to offer Jesus to others. People are not hungry for us; they are hungry for God.

How Many

God will not ask how many books we have read; how many miracles we have worked; but he will ask if we have done our best, for the love of Him.

The Joy of the Lord

We are at His disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim his work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We must say, “I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.” And this is our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord.

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