Thomas Hobbes Quotes (88 quotes)
“The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, prophane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame, or blame…”
Pt. I, Ch. 8. - Leviathan (1651)
Leviathan, Parts I and II, revised edition (2010 edition), Broadview Press - ISBN: 9781554810406
“He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.”
Leviathan Or The Matter, Form, and Power of a Common-wealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil (1651 edition)
Pt. II, ch. 26. - Leviathan (1651)
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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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