As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are only intelligible as a relation to human opinions, and merely mean events of which the natural cause cannot be explained by a reference to any…
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
Desire is the very essence of man
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Desire is the very essence of man.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
The many instances of forged miracles, and prophecies, and supernatural events, which, in all ages,...
Miracles do not happen. .
Out of difficulties grow miracles.