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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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Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
Baruch Spinoza




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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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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
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Quotes about science:


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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.”
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
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Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.”
Paul Valéry
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A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.”
Karl Popper - Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
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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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