If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
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...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play...
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is...