The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and...
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the...
As nature preserves a fixed and immutable order; it must clearly follow that miracles are...
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Desire is the very essence of man
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by...
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.