Thomas Hobbes Quotes


43 Thomas Hobbes quotes:



"A man's conscience and his judgement is the same thing; and as the judgement, so also the conscience, may be erroneous."
"Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy."
"Curiosity is the lust of the mind."
"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."
"I am about to take my last voyage. A great leap in the dark."
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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."
"They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion."
"Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: But they are the money of fools, that value them by the authority of an Aristotle, a Cicero, or a Thomas, or any other doctor whatsoever, if but a man"
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"It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law"
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"A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous."
"The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living."
"Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto."
"No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it."
"The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof."
"Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools."
"The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them."
"All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain."
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"The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only"
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"Man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals... which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure."
Author: Hobbes Quotes Category: Knowledge 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."
Author: Hobbes Quotes Category: Curiosity Quotes



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