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"Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious." Make picture quote!
"Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad." Make picture quote!
"Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature." Make picture quote!
"One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf." Make picture quote!
"Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone." Make picture quote!
"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." Make picture quote!
"None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not." Make picture quote!
"Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character." Make picture quote!
"Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words." Make picture quote!
"Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself." Make picture quote!
"Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause." Make picture quote!
"Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow." Make picture quote!
"So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it." Make picture quote!
"The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue." Make picture quote!
"The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free." Make picture quote!
"There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope." Make picture quote!
"True virtue is life under the direction of reason." Make picture quote!
"We feel and know that we are eternal." Make picture quote!
"Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd." Make picture quote!
"Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived." Make picture quote!
"Will and intellect are one and the same thing." Make picture quote!
"It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance." Make picture quote!
"For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." Make picture quote!
"The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak." Make picture quote!
"Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand." Make picture quote!
"All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love." Make picture quote!
"All noble things are as difficult as they are rare." Make picture quote!
"All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare." Make picture quote!
"Ambition is the immoderate desire for power." Make picture quote!
"Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many." Make picture quote!
"Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself." Make picture quote!
"God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things." Make picture quote!
"Desire is the very essence of man." Make picture quote!
"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." Make picture quote!
"Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men." Make picture quote!
"Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear." Make picture quote!
"I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them." Make picture quote!
"Desire is the essence of a man." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Make picture quote!
"I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion." Make picture quote!
"I call him free who is led solely by reason." Make picture quote!
"How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare." Make picture quote!
"He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason." Make picture quote!
"Happiness is a virtue, not its reward." Make picture quote!
"Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts." Make picture quote!
"If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil." Make picture quote!




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