Thomas Hobbes Quotes (88 quotes)
Pt. I, Ch. 6. - Leviathan (1651)
“The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.”
Review and Conclusion - 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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“What is Nature? An encyclopedical, systematic Index or Plan of our Spirit. Why will we content us with the mere catalogue of our Treasures? Let us contemplate them ourselves, and in all ways elaborate and use them.”