The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Desire is the very essence of man
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
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...
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Desire is the essence of a man.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.