Things could not have been brought into being by God in any manner or in any order different from that which has in fact obtained.

Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) Dutch philosopher
Ethics, Bk. I, Prop. Xxxiii, “On the Improvement of the Understanding, the Ethics, and Correspondence”

trans. by R.H.M. Elwes (1955).
Added on 22-Oct-07 | Last updated 22-Oct-07
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