Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd. - Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - 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.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - The highest endeavour of the mind, and the highest virtue is to understand things by the third kind of knowledge.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - For, so long as he conceives that he cannot do it, so long is he not determined to do it, and consequently so long is it impossible for him to do it.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - Things which are accidentally the causes of hope or fear are called good or evil omens.
20 Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics - Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but, contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.