Baruch Spinoza Quotes

Man can, indeed, act contrarily to the decrees of God, as far as they have been written like laws in the minds of ourselves or the prophets, but against that eternal decree of God, which is written in universal nature ...

 
Context
By morally subjugating the existing laws, the scriptures, public opinion to the law of nature, Spinoza distressed many of the clerics and civil authorities of the day. Spinoiza's views were so threatenting to the established religious authorities that he was the only man in history to have been excommunicated by the Jews, the Catholics and the Moslems.
Citations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus, 1677

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations


Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza
  • Born: November 24, 1632
  • Died: February 21, 1677
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Profession: Philosopher; Philosopher & Theologian

Baruch Spinoza was a Jewish-Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin. By laying the groundwork for the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. Along with René Descartes, Spinoza was a leading philosophical figure of the Dutch Golden Age. Spinoza's given name, which means "Blessed", varies among different languages. In Hebrew, it is written .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-size:1.15em;font-family:"Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Frank Ruehl CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli","SBL BibLit","SBL Hebrew",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}ברוך שפינוזה‬. His Portuguese name is Benedito "Bento" de Espinosa or d'Espinosa. In his Latin works, he used Latin: Benedictus de Spinoza.