He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Desire is the very essence of man
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
We feel and know that we are eternal
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness...
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly...
We always come back to our first love.
Unhappiness does make people look stupid