"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Baruch Spinoza on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Baruch Spinoza on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Baruch Spinoza on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Baruch Spinoza on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Baruch Spinoza on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope."
"Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear."
"Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts."