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
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Desire is the very essence of man
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...