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Baruch Spinoza

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Biography - Baruch Spinoza:

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

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.




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Translation

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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.




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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Quotes for: virtue


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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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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.
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He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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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.
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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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