The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a...
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we...
Desire is the very essence of man.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor...
Desire is the essence of a man.
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...