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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics



Note  

Note



Book III




Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Latin)


French
La joie est le passage de l'homme d'une moindre à une plus grande perfection.”
Baruch Spinoza - Éthique

German
Freude ist des Menschen Übergang von geringerer zu höherer Vollkommenheit.”
Baruch de Spinoza - Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata

Latin
Laetitia est hominis transitio a minore ad majorem perfectionem.”




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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”
Albrecht Dürer - Four Books of Human Proportion
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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.”
Eugene Delacroix
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It seems that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”
Salvador Dalí
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God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.”
Alfred Adler
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Quotes for: joy:


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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.”
René Descartes - Correspondance avec Élisabeth
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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”
Albert Einstein
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A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.”
Albert Einstein
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Albert Einstein
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The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human
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Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Baruch Spinoza also said...


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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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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
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Desire is the essence of a man.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. ”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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