From the Ethics – Part IV. Of Human Bondage; or the Strength of the Emotions

Page 1 – the universe is without purpose

Page 2 – the knowledge of the union existing between the mind and the whole of nature

Page 3 – an emotion can only be changed by a stronger one

Page 4 – knowledge of good and evil

Page 5 – on the strength of the emotions

Page 6 – pleasure is better than pain

Page 7 – reason makes no demands contrary to nature

Page 8 – to man there is nothing more useful than man

Page 9 – the mind's highest good is to know (Deus sive Natura)

Page 10 – according to reason one's own good necessitates the good of others

Page 11 – knowledge of (Deus sive Natura) is available to all

Page 12 – the way of reason is to want for others what one wants for oneself

Page 13 – a man of reason lives a life of true virtue

Page 14 – men of reason live in harmony and help rather than hurt others

Page 15 – men of reason return love for hatred

Page 16 - a man of reason endeavors to do well and rejoice

Page 17 – humility and repentance are not virtues

Page 18 – reason would discern the future greater good as preferable to the present lesser good

Page 19 – a free man thinks of life rather than death

Page 20 – a rational man lives more freely under law in a society than alone

Page 21 – Note on the Appendix that concludes Part IV

Page 22 – on perfecting the understanding and blessedness

Page 23 – an ultimate good is intelligence

Page 24 – give love, friendship, have patience, have the State give aid to the poor

Page 25 – it is a right of nature to advance one's own interests

Page 26 –money is necessary – but not a lot

Page 27 – live life in harmony with the order of nature as a whole