If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
We feel and know that we are eternal.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
Philosophy is the highest music.
Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.