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Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words. Baruch Spinoza

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All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare. 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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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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Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf. 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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michaelj72 added All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

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Will and intellect are one and the same. Baruch Spinoza

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michaelj72 added 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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michaelj72 added The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.

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michaelj72 added The ordinary surroundings of life which are esteemed by men (as their actions testify) to be the highest good, may be classed under the three heads -- Riches, Fame, and the Pleasures of Sense: with these three the mind is so absorbed that it has little power to reflect on any different good.

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We feel and know that we are eternal. Baruch Spinoza

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

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The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self. Baruch Spinoza

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Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious. Baruch Spinoza

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None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not. Baruch Spinoza

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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

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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

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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. Baruch Spinoza

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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

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Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself. Baruch Spinoza

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Desire is the essence of a man. Baruch Spinoza