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
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
We feel and know that we are eternal
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
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.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.