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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

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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Quotes for: virtue


Quotes

Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.











Quotes for: war


Quotes

Quotes about war:


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.





War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

Pindar - 





At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.





War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.





Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.





In time of war the laws are silent.











Quotes for: Justice


Quotes

Quotes about Justice:


Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.





Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.





There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom.





Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.





Justice seeks no reward.





In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.











Quotes for: peace


Quotes

Quotes about peace:


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.





If you want to live in peace with yourself, you have to accept yourself as you are.





If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.





Perhaps peace is more than happiness.





If you want to make peace there must be two people, you yourself and the neighbor opposite.





Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.











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Baruch Spinoza also said...


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.





All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.





Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.





Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.












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