I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Desire is the essence of a man.
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...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.