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
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.