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About Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher.
He is regarded as one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy, as well as one of the most popular philosophers of all time. His most famous work is the philosophical treatise "Ethics".
Through the years, he earned the nickname "The prince of philosophers". 2 of his biggest fans were Albert Einstein and Jorge Luis Borges. Einstein named him as the one person who exerted the most influence on his world view.
His Personal Life
He was born in The Hague in 1632. He was of Portuguese descent.
He died of tuberculosis or silicosis, exacerbated by glass dust inhaled, while grinding optical lense. He was only 44 years old.
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Famous quotes by Baruch Spinoza
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.Baruch Spinoza
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.Baruch Spinoza
Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.Baruch Spinoza
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.Baruch Spinoza
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
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.Baruch Spinoza
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.Baruch Spinoza
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.Baruch Spinoza
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.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.Baruch Spinoza
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.Baruch Spinoza
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
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
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
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.Baruch Spinoza
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.Baruch Spinoza
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.Baruch Spinoza
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.Baruch Spinoza
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.Baruch Spinoza
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
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza's Popularity
Baruch Spinoza was a famous Dutch philosopher, who was born on November 24, 1632. As a person born on this date, Baruch Spinoza is listed in our database as the 14th most popular celebrity for the day (November 24).
People born on November 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Baruch Spinoza is the 409th most popular Sagittarius.
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