Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Beyond My Power

Of all the things that are beyond my power, I value nothing more highly than to be allowed the honor of entering into bonds of friendship with people who sincerely love truth.  For, of things beyond our power, I believe there is nothing in the world which we can love with tranquility except such men.

-- Benedictus de (Baruch) Spinoza (1632 - 1677), social and metaphysical philosopher known for the elaborate development of his monist philosophy, Spinoza, Correspondence, 146, Letter xix

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