(1623-1662) French Scientist, Religious Philosopher
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All the good maxims have been written. It only remains to put them into practice.
It is the heart which perceives God, and not the reason.
Men never do evil so cheerfully and so completely as when they do so from religious conviction.
The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
When the passions become masters, they are vices.