Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was one of the most distinguished French polymaths of early Modern Times. He was a child prodigy. Pascal's earliest works date from the time he was just 16 years old. He made important contributions in mathematics and physics. A great inventor, he constructed one of the firsts mechanical calculators. In his later life, he became a Catholic theologian, philosopher, and writer demonstrating a well-elaborated and refined writing style. His last and unfinished work - Thought (Pensées) – a collection of fragments, is a delicate and yet incredibly powerful illustration of his concise and aphoristic genius.
Below you can enjoy and muse upon seven quotes by the French master of eloquence: