All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Desire is the very essence of man
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.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
The more you love someone the more he wants from you and the less you...
With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please,...
Woman once made equal to man becomes his superior