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
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
We feel and know that we are eternal
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
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.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Desire is the essence of a man.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.