Baruch Spinoza Quotes.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
Men believe themselves to be free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined.
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one’s self.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.