I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
A prison becomes a home when you have the key.
Philosophy is the science which considers truth
Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy
The purpose of church is that we might learn to love unconditionally those we wouldn't...
I've come to the frightening conclusioin that I am the decisive element in the classroom....