Quotes from: Baruch Spinoza


Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself


I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them


If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past


The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure….you are above everything distressing


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