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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.




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Quotes for: to understand


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Quotes for: to understand


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.
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The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
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Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
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Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
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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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