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Baruch Spinoza

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Biography : Dutch philosopher.
Born: 1632 - Died: 1677
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: Netherlands
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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection."
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life."
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward."
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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Desire is the essence of a man."
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. "
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There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus de intellectus emendatione
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason."
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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd."
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The human mind cannot be absolutely destroyed with the body, but there remains of it something which is eternal."
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This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined."
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He who repents is twice unhappy or twice impotent."
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He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason."
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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."
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The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free."
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Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow."
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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."
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I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion."
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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."
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Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious."
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