Quotation by Baruch Spinoza

How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (1623–1677), Dutch pantheistic philosopher. Ethics, bk. V, prop. Xlii, On the Improvement of the Understanding, the Ethics, and Correspondence, pp. 270-271, trans. by R.H.M. Elwes, Dover, New York (1955).

Spinoza's Ethics was one of the most revolutionary texts of modern philosophy.
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