Thomas Hobbes Thoughts

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I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.

Thomas Jefferson

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.

Thomas Alva Edison

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.

Norman Thomas

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

Thomas Hobbes

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.

Thomas Hobbes

Leisure is the mother of philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.

Thomas Hobbes

Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools.

Thomas Hobbes

War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.

Thomas Hobbes

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.

Thomas Hobbes

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.

Thomas Hobbes

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.

Thomas Hobbes

The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

Thomas Hobbes

Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.

Thomas Hobbes

Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.

Thomas Hobbes

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.

Thomas Hobbes

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.

Thomas Hobbes

A man's conscience and his judgement is the same thing; and as the judgement, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.

Thomas Hobbes

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

Thomas Hobbes
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