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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Spinoza
 
  All things happen by necessity; in Nature there is neither good nor bad.  1
  Der höchste Stolz und der höchste Kleinmuth ist die höchste Unkenntniss seiner selbst—Extreme pride and extreme dejection are alike extreme ignorance of one’s self.  2
  Die Tugend des Menschen, der nach dem Geboten der Vernunft lebt, zeigt sich gleich gross in Vermeidung, wie in Ueberwindung der Gefahren—The virtue of the man who lives according to the commands of reason manifests itself quite as much in avoiding as in overcoming danger.  3
  Experience teaches us again and again that there is nothing men have less command over than their tongues.  4
  He that loves God aright must not desire that God should love him in return—i.e., love to God, as to man, should be entirely unselfish.  5
  Scripture, like Nature, lays down no definitions.  6
  The virtue of the man who lives according to the precepts of reason shows itself equally great in avoiding as in overcoming dangers.  7
  Virtue which is according to the precepts of reason, appears equally great in avoiding as in overcoming dangers.  8
 
 
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