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Baruch Spinoza
November 24, 1632 - February 21, 1677
Category: Philosopher

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.


The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.


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.


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.


Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.


Desire is the very essence of man.


Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.


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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