Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.