All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Desire is the very essence of man
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Desire is the essence of a man.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.