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13 Famous Quotes by Thomas Hobbes
4/5/1588 - 12/4/1679
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Thomas Hobbs     Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury     Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury
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Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.

Leisure Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion

Heresy Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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Give an inch, he'll take an ell.

Gifts Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes , Source: Liberty and Necessity (no. 111)

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The "value" or "worth" of a man is, as of all other things, his price; that is to say, so much as would be given for the use of his power.

Work Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes , Source: Leviathan (ch. X)

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Setting themselves against reason, as often as reason is against them.

Reason Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes , Source: Works (III, p. 91), (ed. 1839)

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

Last words Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes , Source: his reported last words, hence, "Hobbes' voyage" used by Vanbrugh in "The Provoked Wife"

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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.

Nature Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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The privilege of absurdity, to which no living creature is subject but men only.

Absurdity Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. •Thomas Hobbes Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others. •Johann Kaspar Lavater It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. •Fred Allen We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

Dependence Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Politics / government Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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

Absurdity Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.

Error Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

Leisure Quotes, by Thomas Hobbes

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