How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
We feel and know that we are eternal
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
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...
The humble listen to their brothers and sisters because they assume they have something to...
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.