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  • 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.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, part 1, ch. 13 (1651).

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  • As, in Sense, that which is really within us, is (as I have said before) only Motion, caused by the action of external objects, but in appearance; to the Sight, Light and Color; to the Ear, Sound; to the Nostril, Odor, &c.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579-1688), British philosopher. Leviathan, ch. 6 (1651).

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  • Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 5 (1651).
  • 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.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 13 (1651). Said of the state "wherein men live without other security, than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them."

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  • The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 8 (1651).

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  • Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 4 (1651).

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  • Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 13 (1651).

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  • 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.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1651).

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  • Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 4, ch. 46 (1651).

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  • 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.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 2, ch. 21 (1651).

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