The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
We feel and know that we are eternal
Desire is the very essence of man
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Desire is the essence of a man.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
I call him free who is led solely by reason.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no...