I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Desire is the very essence of man
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people
By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good...
The world is beautiful if you are beautiful.
I'm so ugly - I worked in a pet shop, and people kept asking how...