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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

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



Note 

Note



Book III


Source: Ethics



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Latin)



French
La joie est le passage de l'homme d'une moindre à une plus grande perfection.

German
Freude ist des Menschen Übergang von geringerer zu höherer Vollkommenheit.

Latin
Laetitia est hominis transitio a minore ad majorem perfectionem.




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Quotes for: perfection


Quotes

Quotes about perfection:


Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.





I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.





The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.





It seems that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.





Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.





The perfect does not lie in quantity but in quality.











Quotes for: joy


Quotes

Quotes for: joy


I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.





The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.





Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.





Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  











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.





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.





Desire is the essence of a man.












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