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
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Desire is the essence of a man.
Desire is the very essence of man
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.