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.

Baruch Spinoza Music Quote

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

Baruch Spinoza Religion Quote

I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly well-ordered or confused.

Baruch Spinoza Beauty Quote

Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.

Baruch Spinoza Freedom Quote

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

Baruch Spinoza Jealousy Quote

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.

Baruch Spinoza Learning Quote

Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.

Baruch Spinoza Motivation Quote

Peace is not an absence of war it is a virtue a state of mind a disposition for benevolence confidence justice.

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.

Peace is not the absence of war but a virtue based on strength of character.

Baruch Spinoza Peace Quotes

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.

Baruch Spinoza Power Quotes

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

There is no hope unmingled with fear and no fear unmingled with hope.

Baruch Spinoza Fear Quotes