All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...