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Benedict Spinoza
(1632-1677) born on
Nov 24
Dutch philosopher. He was the foremost exponent of 17th-century Rationalism; wrote "Ethics Demonstrated with Geometrical Order," 1674.
         
   
F
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.

R
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
A
All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
N
If facts conflict with a theory, either the theory must be changed or the facts.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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