Peace, Spinoza said, is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.
The study of Spinoza (whose works he translated) gave form to his convictions concerning human life.
It is, like Leibniz and Spinoza, to deny to duration all efficient action.
Spinoza's dictum applies to what William James called the "psychologist's fallacy."
One is amazed at the hunger of the mind at the time of Spinoza.
From this time on Spinoza was more or less under the ban, and rumors of his heresy were rife.
The system of Spinoza is less personal and also less dualistic than that of Descartes.
His view of the relation of God to his creatures is held to foreshadow the pantheism of Spinoza.
"'Tis a Greek goddess," said Spinoza with labored lightness.
Why would you go further than he, and, through a foolish pride, plunge into the abyss where Spinoza dared not to descend?