Famous Quotes from ...

Baruch Spinoza



    All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

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    Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

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    Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

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    Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

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    Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

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    Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.

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    To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.

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    I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.

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    If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.

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    Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts

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    Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.

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    Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow

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