Desire is the essence of a man.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their...
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out...