Thomas Hobbes Quotes (88 quotes)
“A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.”
Leviathan, Parts I and II, revised edition (2010 edition), Broadview Press - ISBN: 9781554810406
“During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.”
Pt. I, Ch. 13. - Leviathan (1651)
“The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.”
Leviathan, Part I: Of Man, Hayes Barton Press - ISBN: 9781593777197
Elementa philosophica: De Cive (1642).
“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.”
Pt. I, Ch. 13 - Leviathan (1651)
“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.”
Leviathan (1651), The First Part, Chapter 6, p. 29
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Hobbes
Born: April 5, 1588
Died: December 4, 1679 (aged 91)
Bio: Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.
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