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
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
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...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
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.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no...
I know that we sin but I do believe we try, we all try.