Proposition XXIV. The more we understand particular things, the more do we understand (Deus xive Natura).
Proposition XXV. The highest endeavour of the mind, and the highest virtue is to understand things by the third kind of knowledge.
The third kind of knowledge proceeds from an adequate idea of certain attributes of (Deus sive Natura) to an adequate knowledge of the essence of things; and as we understand things more in this way, we better understand (Deus sive Natura); therefore the highest endeavour of the mind, is to understand things by the third kind of knowledge.
Proposition XXVI. In proportion as the mind is more capable of understanding things by the third kind of knowledge, it desires more to understand things by that kind.