Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.