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
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Desire is the very essence of man
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
We feel and know that we are eternal
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.