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Baruch Spinoza

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

— Baruch Spinoza

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I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.

— Baruch Spinoza


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

— Baruch Spinoza

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No to laugh, not to lament, not to detest, but to understand.

— Baruch Spinoza


Those who know the true use of money, and regulate the measure of wealth according to their needs, live contented with few things.

— Baruch Spinoza

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Things which are accidentally the causes either of hope or fear are called good or evil omens.

— Baruch Spinoza

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Der Endzweck des Staates ist [...] im Grund die Freiheit.

— Baruch Spinoza

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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

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I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.

— Baruch Spinoza

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

— Baruch Spinoza

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Martin Joughin (New York: Columbia University Press). " Princeton Princeton University Press 1989. And he had committed the "monstrous deed" contrary the regulations of the synagogue and the views of certain rabbinical authorities (including Maimonides) of filing suit in a civil court rather than with the synagogue authorities—to renounce his father's heritage no less.

Spinoza's philosophical accomplishments and moral character prompted 20th century philosopher Gilles Deleuze to name him "the 'prince' of philosophers". Spinoza lived quietly as a lens grinder turning down rewards and honors throughout his life including prestigious teaching positions and gave his family inheritance to his sister. The Jewish religious authorities issued a cherem (Hebrew: חרם a kind of ban shunning ostracism expulsion or excommunication) against him effectively excluding him from Jewish society at age 23.

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