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
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Beauty has often overpowered the resolutions of the firm, and the reasonings of the wise,...
Beauty and grace command the world
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.