Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
We feel and know that we are eternal.