Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Desire is the essence of a man.
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Desire is the very essence of man
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.