The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate...
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet, but then...
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is...