Quotation by Baruch Spinoza

Nothing comes to pass in nature, which can be set down to a flaw therein; for nature is always the same and everywhere one and the same in her efficiency and power of action; that is, nature's laws and ordinances whereby all things come to pass and change from one form to another, are everywhere and always; so that there should be one and the same method of understanding the nature of all things whatsoever, namely, through nature's universal laws and rules.
Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (1623–1677), Dutch pantheistic philosopher. The Ethics, bk. III, Introduction, On the Improvement of the Understanding, the Ethics, and Correspondence, p. 129, 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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