Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
We feel and know that we are eternal.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Desire is the very essence of man
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Desire is the essence of a man.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.