Desire is the very essence of man
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
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.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...