For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Desire is the essence of a man.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
We feel and know that we are eternal.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...