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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

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



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