Blaise Pascal — French Philosopher born on June 19, 1623, died on August 19, 1662

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method... (wikipedia)

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
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.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.