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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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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Baruch Spinoza




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Le bonheur n'est pas la récompense de la vertu, il est la vertu elle-même.”
Baruch Spinoza

German
Die Glückseligkeit ist nicht der Lohn der Tugend, sondern die Tugend selbst.”
Baruch de Spinoza




See also  

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

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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.”
Plato - Apology of Socrates

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If you want to understand the meaning of happiness, you must see it as a reward and not as a goal.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Citadelle




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Quotes about happiness:


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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.”
Jeremy Bentham
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
Epicurus
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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Quotes about virtue:


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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.”
Michel de Montaigne
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.”
John Locke
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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.”
Francis Bacon
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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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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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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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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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