Baruch Spinoza

1632 - 1677

A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on believe, free, unconscious, causes, and actions

Men believe themselves to be free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined.

Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

Source: Baruch Spinoza, Ethics (1955)

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A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on good, knowledge, union, mind, whole, and universe

The greatest good is the knowledge of the union which the mind has with the whole nature.

Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

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A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on action, effort, ridicule, and understanding

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand.

Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

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A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on beauty, confusion, imagination, nature, order, and ugliness

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 (1632 - 1677)

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A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on absence, benevolence, confidence, justice, mind, peace, virtue, and war

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

Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

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