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Baruch Spinoza

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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

Dutch philosopher.
Born: 1632 - Died: 1677
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: Netherlands
Netherlands

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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
Baruch Spinoza




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Tout ce qui est contraire à la nature est contraire à la raison ; et ce qui est contraire à la raison est absurde.”
Baruch Spinoza

German
Was gegen die Natur ist, ist gegen die Vernunft, und was gegen die Vernunft ist, ist absurd.”
Baruch de Spinoza




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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
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Reason misleads us more often than nature.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims

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There are no contradictions in nature.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims




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Quotes about reason:



Quotes for: reason

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Have courage to use your own reason!”
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Quotes about nature:



Quotes for: nature

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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.”
Albrecht Dürer
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Francis Bacon
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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh - Letters to Theo
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
Edvard Munch
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People must help one another it is nature's law.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Quotes for: absurd:



Quotes for: absurd

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.”
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles
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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”
Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy
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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.”
Albert Camus
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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”
M. C. Escher
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Whoever wants to deceive people must first of all make absurdity plausible.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections
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The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.”
Paul Valéry
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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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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.”
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.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Desire is the essence of a man.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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