Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Desire is the very essence of man.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Desire is the very essence of man
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
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...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
We feel and know that we are eternal
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...