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
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.