If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Desire is the essence of a man.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
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.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Desire is the very essence of man
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.