I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Desire is the essence of a man.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...