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Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Brief author info: Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) Dutch philosopher.
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Minds are conquered not by arms, but by love and magnanimity.
He that can carp in the most eloquent or acute manner at the weakness of the human mind is held by his fellows as almost divine.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it we must direct our lives in such a way as to please the fancy of men, avoiding what they dislike and seeking what is pleasing to them.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
A good thing which prevents us from enjoying a greater good is in truth an evil.
It is sure that those are most desirous of honour or glory who cry out loudest of its abuse and the vanity of the world.
It is usually the case with most men that their nature is so constituted that they pity those who fare badly and envy those who fare well.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Hatred which is entirely conquered by love passes into love, and love on that account is greater than if it had not been preceded by hatred.
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