Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Desire is the very essence of man
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.