Thomas Hobbes Quotes


43 Thomas Hobbes quotes:



"Desire to know why, and how -- curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge -- exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure."
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"Desire to know why, and how - curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge - exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure."
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"In the state of nature profit is the measure of right."
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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."
"The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind."
"The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life."
"Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto."
"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."
"Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly."
"No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it."
"A man's conscience and his judgement is the same thing; and as the judgement, so also the conscience, may be erroneous."
"The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof."
"Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy."
"A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life."
"Curiosity is the lust of the mind."
"Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech."
"Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter."
"Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools."
"That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself."
"Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools."



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