Baruch Spinoza Quotes

Baruch Spinoza Quotes: The more intelligible a thing is, the more easily it is retained in the memory, and counterwise, the less intelligible it is, the more easily we forget it.
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Baruch Spinoza Quote: Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
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Quotes about Baruch Spinoza: He who loves God cannot endeavor that God should love him in return.
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Quote about Baruch Spinoza: Since love of God is the highest felicity and happiness of man, his final end and the aim of all his actions, it follows that he alone observes the divine law who is concerned to love God not from fear of punishment nor love of something else, such as pleasure, fame, ect., but from the single fact that he knows God, or that he knows that the knowledge and love of God is the highest good
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Baruch Spinoza Sayings: The mind has greater power over the emotions, and is less subject thereto, insofar as it understands all things to be necessary.
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Baruch Spinoza Saying: The greatest secret of monarchic rule...is to keep men deceived and to cloak in the specious name of religion the fear by which they must be checked, so that they will fight for slavery as they would for salvation, and will think it not shameful, but a most honorable achievement, to give their life and blood that one man may have a ground for boasting.
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Sayings about Baruch Spinoza: After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile; seeing that none of the objects of my fears contained in themselves anything either good or bad, except in so far as the mind is affected by them, I finally resolved to inquire whether there might be some real good having power to communicate itself, which would affect the mind singly, to the exclusion of all else: whether, in fact, there might be anything of which the discovery and attainment would enable me to enjoy continuous, supreme, and unending happiness.
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Saying about Baruch Spinoza: The idea, which constitutes the actual being of the human mind, is not simple, but compounded of a great number of ideas.
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Baruch Spinoza Quotes: I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
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Baruch Spinoza Quote: Men who are ruled by reason desire nothing for themselves which they would not wish for all mankind.
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Quotes about Baruch Spinoza: 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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Quote about Baruch Spinoza: 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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Baruch Spinoza Sayings: Philosophers conceive of the passions which harass us as vices into which men fall by their own fault, and, therefore, generally deride, bewail, or blame them, or execrate them, if theywish to seem unusually pious.
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Baruch Spinoza Saying: I shall consider human actions and desires in exactly the same manner, as though I were concerned with lines, planes and solids.
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Sayings about Baruch Spinoza: The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing.
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Saying about Baruch Spinoza: It is not possible that we should remember that we existed before our body, for our can bear no trace of such existence, neither can eternity be defined in terms of time or have any relation to time. But notwithstanding, we feel and know that we are eternal.
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Baruch Spinoza Quotes: 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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