Baruch Spinoza Quotes

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Born: November 24, 1632,
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Died: , February 21, 1677
Occupation: Author

1.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
- Baruch Spinoza

2.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

3.
Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.
- Baruch Spinoza

4.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
- Baruch Spinoza

5.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

6.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
- Baruch Spinoza

7.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
- Baruch Spinoza

8.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
- Baruch Spinoza

9.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
- Baruch Spinoza

10.
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.
- Baruch Spinoza

11.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
- Baruch Spinoza

12.
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.
- Baruch Spinoza

13.
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
- Baruch Spinoza

14.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
- Baruch Spinoza

15.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

16.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
- Baruch Spinoza

17.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
- Baruch Spinoza

18.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
- Baruch Spinoza

19.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
- Baruch Spinoza

20.
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.
- Baruch Spinoza

21.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
- Baruch Spinoza

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