"To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Baruch Spinoza on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Baruch Spinoza on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Baruch Spinoza on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Baruch Spinoza on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Baruch Spinoza on Booker T. Washington
"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."