Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.