Tuesday, November 11, 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.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 13 (1651).
Said of the state "wherein men live without other security, than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them."