Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
We feel and know that we are eternal
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
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...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
Desire is the very essence of man
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university...
If, in the present chaotic and shameful struggle for existence, when organized society offers a...
We [poets] set men free from their desires.