The best Quotations


All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza

Desire is the essence of a man.
- Baruch Spinoza

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
- Baruch Spinoza

I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf.
- Baruch Spinoza

None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
- Baruch Spinoza

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
- Baruch Spinoza

The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

We feel and know that we are eternal.
- Baruch Spinoza

Will and intellect are one and the same.
- Baruch Spinoza


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Quotation Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. - writer
Quotation One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. - writer
Quotation Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. - writer
Quotation All my life I have always known I was born to greatness. - writer
Quotation There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. - writer
Quotation All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me. - writer