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
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Desire is the essence of a man.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
We feel and know that we are eternal.