So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.