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Baruch Spinoza

Quote of Baruch Spinoza - He alone is free who lives...


Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.




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Quotes for: reason


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Quotes about reason:


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Have courage to use your own reason!





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.





Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.





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.











Quotes for: freedom


Quotes

Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





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.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.











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Baruch Spinoza also said...


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





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.





A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.












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