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
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Desire is the essence of a man.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.