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Quote of Baruch Spinoza - Happiness is a virtue, not its...


Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



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

German
Die Glückseligkeit ist nicht der Lohn der Tugend, sondern die Tugend selbst.




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

Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.

If you want to understand the meaning of happiness, you must see it as a reward and not as a goal.




Quotes for: happiness


Quotes

Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.





Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.





Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.











Quotes for: virtue


Quotes

Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.





Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.





All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.











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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.





Desire is the essence of a man.












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