Baruch Spinoza

Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

Lived from: 1632-1677

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    A good thing which prevents us from enjoying a greater good is in truth an evil.
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    All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
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    All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
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    All the objects pursued by the multitude not only bring no remedy that tends to preserve our being, but even act as hinderances, causing the death not seldom of those who possess them, and always of those who are possessed by them.
    Source: On the Improvement of the Understanding
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    Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
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    Blessed are the weak who think that they are good because they have no claws.
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    Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.
    Source: Ethics
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    But if men would give heed to the nature of substance they would doubt less concerning the Proposition that Existence appertains to the nature of substance: rather they would reckon it an axiom above all others, and hold it among common opinions. For then by substance they would understand that which is in itself, and through itself is conceived, or rather that whose knowledge does not depend on the knowledge of any other thing.
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    Desire is the essence of a man.
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    Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it we must direct our lives in such a way as to please the fancy of men, avoiding what they dislike and seeking what is pleasing to them.
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    Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
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    For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character.
    Source: Tractatus Politicus
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    Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
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    Hatred which is entirely conquered by love passes into love, and love on that account is greater than if it had not been preceded by hatred.
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    He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
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