"I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Baruch Spinoza on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Baruch Spinoza on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Baruch Spinoza on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Baruch Spinoza on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Baruch Spinoza on Albert Camus
"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."