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
Desire is the very essence of man.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Desire is the essence of a man.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...