Quote XII Spinoza


 Baruch Spinoza, later Benedict de Spinoza (1632 -1677) – “Joy is an emotion by which the body’s power is increased or assisted. Sorrow, on the other hand, is an emotion by which the body’s power of action is lessened or restrained, and therefore joy is not directly evil, but good; sorrow, on the other hand, is directly evil.”


About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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One Response to Quote XII Spinoza

  1. Mulberry man says:

    A smart chap. But you are wasting time and space; people don’t think any more. They get degrees instead.

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