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"One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds."
Alfred Kazin
Thomas Hobbes Quotes
A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.
Thomas Hobbes

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
Thomas Hobbes

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
Thomas Hobbes

As a draft-animal is yoked in a wagon, even so the spirit is yoked in this body.
Thomas Hobbes

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
Thomas Hobbes

Desire to know why, and how - curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge - exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
Thomas Hobbes

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Thomas Hobbes

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Thomas Hobbes

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
Thomas Hobbes

Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
Thomas Hobbes

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Thomas Hobbes

No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
Thomas Hobbes

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
Thomas Hobbes

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
Thomas Hobbes

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
Thomas Hobbes

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
Thomas Hobbes

That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
Thomas Hobbes

The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.
Thomas Hobbes

The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
Thomas Hobbes

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Thomas Hobbes

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
Thomas Hobbes

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Thomas Hobbes

The science which teacheth arts and handicrafts is merely science for the gaining of a living; but the science which teacheth deliverance from worldly existence, is not that the true science?
Thomas Hobbes

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
Thomas Hobbes

War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Thomas Hobbes

Words are the money of fools.
Thomas Hobbes

Type:
Philosopher
Date of Birth:
1588-04-05
Year of Death:
1679
Nationality:
English
 

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