Desire is the very essence of man
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
We feel and know that we are eternal
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...