"All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Baruch Spinoza on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Baruch Spinoza on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Baruch Spinoza on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Baruch Spinoza on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Baruch Spinoza on Bruce Lee
"He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason."
"Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone."
"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."
"There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope."
"Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear."