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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
Source: Ethics

Quote

Desire is the essence of a man.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Begierde ist des Menschen Wesen selbst.”
Baruch de Spinoza - Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata

French
Le désir est l'essence même de l'homme.”
Baruch Spinoza - Éthique




See also  

See also...



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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu




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Quotes for: Desire:


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There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.”
André Breton
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Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.”
Bertrand Russell
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.”
Albert Einstein
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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
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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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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. ”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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