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
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Desire is the essence of a man.
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.