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Full Idea

It is necessary that we should distinguish between ideas and the words by which things are signified. ...Images, words, and ideas are by many people altogether confounded.

Gist of Idea

We must be careful to keep words distinct from ideas and images


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], II Pr 49)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.89