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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

Quote

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



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.”
Baruch Spinoza - Éthique

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.”
Baruch de Spinoza - Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata

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




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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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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”
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Desire is the essence of a man.”
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.”
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