Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Desire is the very essence of man.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.