I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Desire is the essence of a man.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Desire is the very essence of man
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
We feel and know that we are eternal
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
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...
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.