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
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones...
The advantage of being celibate is that when one sees a pretty girl one does...