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
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Desire is the very essence of man
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.
We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a...
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.