Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Desire is the essence of a man.
Desire is the very essence of man
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...