Desire is the very essence of man.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
All noble things 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...