Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Desire is the very essence of man.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor...
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every...
Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is...