Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

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 seventeenth-century philosopher of Portuguese-Jewish origin, resident in the Dutch Republic, and, as a young man, permanently expelled from the Jewish community. After his expulsion, Spinoza lived an...

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