Quotes by Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza

Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

Alive from: 1632-1677

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    He that can carp in the most eloquent or acute manner at the weakness of the human mind is held by his fellows as almost divine.
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    How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
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    I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
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    I have taken great care not to deride, bewail, or execrate human actions, but to understand them.
    Source: Tractatus Politicus Ch. 1
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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 facts conflict with a theory, either the theory must be changed or the facts.
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    If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
    Source: Ethics
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    If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
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    In refusing benefits caution must be used lest we seem to despise or to refuse them for fear of having to repay them in kind.
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    It is sure that those are most desirous of honour or glory who cry out loudest of its abuse and the vanity of the world.
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    It is usually the case with most men that their nature is so constituted that they pity those who fare badly and envy those who fare well.
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    It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance.
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    Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf.
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    None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
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    Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
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