Thomas Hobbes
Westport,Wiltshire

Quotes

11 November 2014
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
11 November 2014
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.
11 November 2014
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
As, in Sense, that which is really within us, is (as I have said before) only Motion, caused by the action of external objects, but in appearance; to the Sight, Light and Color; to the Ear, Sound; to the Nostril, Odor, &c.
11 November 2014
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
11 November 2014
Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
11 November 2014
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
11 November 2014
The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.

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