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.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
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.
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.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
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