Baruch Spinoza Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old baruch spinoza quotes, baruch spinoza sayings, and baruch spinoza proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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Nature abhors a vacuum.      

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

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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.     

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Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.     

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If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.     

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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.     

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No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.     

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If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.     

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In so far as the mind sees things in their eternal aspect, it participates in eternity.     

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Will and intellect are one and the same.     

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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.     

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If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.     

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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.     

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True piety for the universe but no time for religions made for man's convenience.     

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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.     

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Superstition, then, is engendered, preserved, and fostered by fear.     

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In practical life we are compelled to follow what is most probable ; in speculative thought we are compelled to follow truth.     

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All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.     

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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.     

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In regard to intellect and true virtue, every nation is on a par with the rest, and God has not in these respects chosen one people rather than another.     

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