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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


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Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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Quotes for: war


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Quotes about war:


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

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At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.
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War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
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Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.
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In time of war the laws are silent.
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Quotes for: Justice


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Quotes about Justice:


Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.
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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
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There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom.
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Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.
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Justice seeks no reward.
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In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.
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Quotes for: peace


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Quotes about peace:


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
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If you want to live in peace with yourself, you have to accept yourself as you are.
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Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.
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Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
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Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
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Baruch Spinoza also said...


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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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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Desire is the essence of a man.
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