Desire is the very essence of man.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...