Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Desire is the very essence of man
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
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...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit...
My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.