"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Baruch Spinoza on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Baruch Spinoza on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Baruch Spinoza on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Baruch Spinoza on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Baruch Spinoza on John Lennon
"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."