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
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.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Desire is the essence of a man.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Desire is the very essence of man
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive
There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and...