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
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Desire is the very essence of man
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...