Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
We feel and know that we are eternal
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Desire is the very essence of man.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse