Baruch Spinoza Quotes

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.

I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.

For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.

There is no such thing as free will. The mind is induced to wish this or that by some cause, and that cause is determined by another cause, and so on back to infinity.

We feel and know that we are eternal.

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

Those are most desirous of honor and glory who cry out the loudest of its abuse and the vanity of the world.

Desire is the very essence of man.