Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn...
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from,...
Desire is the very essence of man
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our...
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.