Quotes by Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza

Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

Alive from: 1632-1677

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    Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
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    To bring aid to everyone in need far surpasses the powers and advantage of a private person.... So the case of the poor falls upon society as a whole.
    Source: Ethics
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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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    We are so constituted by Nature that we easily believe the things we hope for, but believe only with difficulty those we fear, and that we regard such things more or less highly than is just. This is the source of the superstitions by which men everywhere are troubled. For the rest, I don't think it worth the trouble to set out in detail here the vacillations of mind that stem from hope and fear - since it follows simply from the definition of these affects that there is no hope without fear
    Source: Ethics, part 2
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    We feel and know that we are eternal.
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    Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
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    Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
    Source: Ethics
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    Will and intellect are one and the same.
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