Bodies are distinguished from each other by reason of motion and rest, speed and slowness, and not by reason of substance.
Spinoza, ‘Ethics (II, L1)’ (via aidsnegligee)
[T]he ideas which we have of external bodies indicate the condition of our own body more than the nature of the external bodies.
Spinoza, ‘Ethics (II P16C2)’ (via aidsnegligee)
We are not only poisoned, we are also poisoners; we act as toxins and poisons.
Gilles Deleuze (via mytheatreofcruelty)
The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.
Baruch Spinoza (via wulztan)
The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure….you are above everything distressing.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.
Spinoza (via criminalwisdom)
I know that I’m an adult, but I need a higher level adult.
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