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Quote of Baruch Spinoza - There is something real in ideas...


Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

There is something real in ideas, through which the true are distinguished from the false.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il y a dans les idées quelque chose de réel par quoi les vraies se distinguent des fausses.

German
Es gibt in den Ideen etwas Wirkliches, wodurch sich die wahren von den falschen unterscheiden.




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Quotes for: idea


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Quotes about idea:


Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.





The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.





An idea is a meteor.





Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.





For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.





Do not have too artificial an idea of man but judge him naturally. Don't consider him too good or too bad.











Quotes

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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