I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.

Baruch Spinoza

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Baruch (de) Spinoza (24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677), mostly known under his Latinized pen name Benedictus de Spinoza, was a leading Enlightenment philosopher of Portuguese-Jewish origin, who was born in Amsterdam and lived in the Dutch Republic.

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