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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

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



Note 

Note



Part IV, Prop. LXVII


Source: Ethics



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
L’homme libre ne pense à rien moins qu’à la mort, et sa sagesse est une méditation non de la mort, mais de la vie.

German
Der freie Mensch denkt über nichts weniger nach als über den Tod, und seine Weisheit ist nicht ein Nachsinnen über den Tod, sondern über das Leben.

Latin
Homo liber de nulla re minus, quam de morte cogitat, et ejus sapientia non mortis, sed vitae meditatio est.




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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.

One cannot judge a life by any less true measure than death.




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