Quote XIII Spinoza

 

Baruch Spinoza, later Benedict de Spinoza (1632 -1677) – “Anything that exists in Nature, which we judge to be evil or able to hinder us from existing and enjoying a rational life, we are allowed to remove from us in that way which seems safest; and whatever, on the other hand, we judge to be good or to be profitable for the preservation of our being or the enjoyment of a rational life, we are permitted to take for our use and use in any way we may think proper; and absolutely, every one is allowed by the highest right of Nature to do that which he believes contributes to his own profit.”

 

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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7 Responses to Quote XIII Spinoza

  1. D.Entalli says:

    I think this is too deep for an average reader.

  2. w.boy says:

    Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same
    page layout and design.

  3. Florette says:

    Well selected. Cheers!

  4. Brotteli says:

    Really looking forward to read more.

  5. D Coacher says:

    Another wise old man!

  6. Michael Clements says:

    Ah, a little philosophy do no harm. Not too often, please.

  7. Mona Trucchi says:

    Very sensible man!

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