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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
L'humilité n'est pas une vertu, c’est-à-dire qu'elle ne nait pas de la Raison.

German
Demut ist keine Tugend, das heißt, sie entspringt nicht der Vernunft.

Latin
Humilitas virtus non est sive ex ratione non oritur.




See also 

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Quotes for: reason


Quotes

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.





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.





The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.











Quotes for: virtue


Quotes

Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.





Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.











Quotes

Baruch Spinoza also said...


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





Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.





All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.





Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.





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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