Baruch Spinoza Quotes
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Nature abhors a vacuum.
Man is a reasoning animal
Desire is the essence of man.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Will and Intellect are one and the same thing.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues.
Virtue is action in accord with the laws of man's own nature.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Minds are conquered not by force, but by love and high-mindedness.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
I have learned not to mock, lament or execrate, but to understand human actions.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
Measure, time and number are nothing but modes of thought or rather of imagination.
When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not the master, but lies at the mercy of fortune.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
He who would distinguish the true from the false must have an adequate idea of what is true and false.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition of benevolence, confidence, justice.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It is usually the case with most men that their nature is so constituted that they pity those who fare badly and envy those who fare well.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent; music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
It is part of a wise man to feed himself with moderate pleasant food and drink, and to take pleasure with perfumes, with the beauty of growing plants, dress, music, sports, and theaters.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it we must direct our life in such a way as to please the fancy of men, avoiding what they dislike and seeking what is pleasing to them.