Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Desire is the very essence of man
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...