spinoza quotes

no matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.

if you want the present to be different, study the past.

peace is not the absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition of benevolence, confidence and justice.

what paul says about peter says no more about paul than peter.

only to our imagination can we relate things to the beautiful and ugly

emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be pain as as we form a clear and precise picture of it.

the endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.

the mind of 'god' is all the mentality that is scattered over space and time, the diffused consciousness that animates the world.

nothing in nature is random. a thing appears random only through the incompleteness of our knowledge.

by reality and perfection, i mean the same thing.

by living in obedience to reason, men necessarily do only things good for human nature, and consequently, for each individuals.

the ultimate aim of a government should be not to rule or restrain by fear or exact obedience. it should be to free every men of fear, so that they may live in all security. in other words, to strenghten his natural right to exist and work without injury to others or self.