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Thomas Hobbes was born on 5 April 1588. He was an English Philosopher. He is considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes’s most famous work is his book “Leviathan”. Hobbes also contributed to other fields, including theology, ethics, geometry, history, jurisprudence, and physics.


Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad… but because man is by nature more individualistic than social.
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Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
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A democracy is no more than an aristocracy of orators. The people are so readily moved by demagogues that control must be exercised by the government over speech and press.
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Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.
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The original of all great and lasting societies consisted not in the mutual good will men had toward each other, but in the mutual fear they had of each other.
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There is no such thing as perpetual tranquility of mind while we live here.
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When all the world is overcharged with inhabitants, then the last remedy of all is war, which provideth for every man, by victory or death.
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Prudence is but experience, which equal time equally bestows on all men in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
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The Present only has a being in Nature; things Past have a being in the Memory only, but things to come have no being at all; the Future but a fiction of the mind.
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The law is the public conscience.
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For it can never be that war shall preserve life, and peace destroy it.
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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.
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And Beasts that have Deliberation , must necessarily also have Will.
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How could a state be governed, or protected in its foreign relations if every individual remained free to obey or not to obey the law according to his private opinion.
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The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.
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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.
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Hell is Truth Seen Too Late.
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To this war of every man against every man, this also in consequent; that nothing can be unjust. The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice have there no place. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.
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For after the subject is removed or the eye shut, we still retain an image of the things seen, though more obscure than when we see it…Imagination, therefore, is nothing more than decaying sense.
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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.
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Thoughts are to the Desires as Scouts and Spies, to range abroad, and find the way to the things Desired.
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For if all things were equally in all men, nothing would be prized.
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True and false are attributes of speech not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither truth nor falsehood. Error theremay be, as when we expect that which shall not be; or suspect what has not been: but in neither case can a man be charged with untruth.
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Corporations are may lesser commonwealths in the bowels of a greater, like worms in the entrails of a natural man.
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For seeing life is but a motion of Limbs… why may we not say, that all Automata (Engines that move themselves by springs and wheels as doth a watch) have an artificial life?
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When a man tells me God hath spoken in a dream, I know he dreamt that God spoke to him.
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And seeing every man is presumed to do all things in order to his own benefit, no man is a fit Arbitrator in his own cause.
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If nobody makes you do it, it counts as fun.
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It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
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Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing.
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Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
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As soon as a thought darts, I write it down.
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By how much one man has more experience of things past, than another, by so much also he is more prudent, and his expectations the seldomer fail him.
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Science is the knowledge of Consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another: by which, out of that we can presently do, we know how to do something else when we will, or the like, another time.
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And this Feare of things invisible, is the naturall Seed of that, which every one in himself calleth Religion; and in them that worship, or feare that Power otherwise than they do, Superstition.
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It’s my turn, to take a leap into the darkness!
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Competition of praise inclineth to a reverence of antiquity. For men contend with the living, not with the dead.
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To understand this for sense it is not required that a man should be a geometrician or a logician, but that he should be mad.
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Covenants without swords are but words.
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During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
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All men, among themselves, are by nature equal. The inequality we now discern hath its spring from the civil law.
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Fear of things invisible is the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
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If I read as many books as most men do, I would be as dull-witted as they are.
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The first and fundamental law of Nature, which is, to seek peace and follow it.
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And as in other things, so in men, not the seller, but the buyer determines the Price.
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There be as many persons of a king, as there be petty constables in his kingdom. And so there are, or else he cannot be obeyed. But I never said that a king, and every one of his persons, are the same substance.
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The Interpretation of the Laws of Nature in a Common-wealth, dependeth not on the books of Moral Philosophy. The Authority of writers, without the Authority of the Commonwealth, maketh not their opinions Law, be they never so true.
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Such truth, as opposeth no man’s profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
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The first cause of Absurd conclusions I ascribe to the want of Method.
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From whence it follows, that were the publique and private interest are most closely united, there is the publique most advanced.
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There is more in Mersenne than in all the universities together.
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The reputation of power IS power.
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I mean by the universe, the aggregate of all things that have being in themselves; and so do all men else. And because God has a being, it follows that he is either the whole universe, or part of it. Nor does his Lordship go about to disprove it, but only seems to wonder at it.
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The world is governed by opinion.
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Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.
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It is fairer to tax people on what they extract from the economy, as roughly measured by their consumption, than to tax them on what they produce for the economy, as roughly measured by their income.
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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.
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Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
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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.
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A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.
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This is that law of the Gospel; whatsoever you require that others should do to you, that do ye to them.
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For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man’s nature, than to excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
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He that has most experience [is] so much more prudent than he that is new, as not to be equalled by any advantage of natural and extemporary wit- though many young men think the contrary.
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And as to the faculties of the mind, setting aside the arts grounded upon words, and especially that skill of proceeding upon generall, and infallible rules, called Science; which very few have, and but in few things; as being not a native faculty, born within us; nor attained, (as Prudence,) while we look after somewhat else.
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By this we may understand, there be two sorts of knowledge, whereof the one is nothing else but sense, or knowledge original (as I have said at the beginning of the second chapter), and remembrance of the same; the other is called science or knowledge of the truth of propositions, and how things are called, and is derived from understanding.
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Heresy is a word which, when it is used without passion, signifies a private opinion. So the different sects of the old philosophers, Academians, Peripatetics, Epicureans, Stoics, &c., were called heresies.
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They that are discontented under monarchy, call it tyranny; and they that are displeased with aristocracy, call it oligarchy: so also, they which find themselves grieved under a democracy, call it anarchy, which signifies the want of government; and yet I think no man believes, that want of government, is any new kind of government.
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There is no action of man in this life that is not the beginning of so long a chain of consequences as no human providence is high enough to give a man a prospect in the end. And in this chain, there are linked together both pleasing and unpleasing events in such manner as he that will do anything for his pleasure must engage himself to suffer all the pains annexed to it.
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The passions of men are commonly more potent than their reason.
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Power as is really divided, and as dangerously to all purposes, by sharing with another an Indirect Power, as a Direct one.
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Immortality is a belief grounded upon other men’s sayings, that they knew it supernaturally; or that they knew those who knew them that knew others that knew it supernaturally.
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Whatsoever is the object of any man’s Appetite or Desire; that is it which he for his part calleth Good: and the object of his Hate and Aversion, evil.
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No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
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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.
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Leisure is the mother of philosophy; and commonwealth, the mother of peace and leisure.
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Subjects have no greater liberty in a popular than in a monarchical state. That which deceives them is the equal participation of command.
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Prudence is a presumption of the future, contracted from the experience of time past.
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It’s not the pace of life I mind. It’s the sudden stop at the end.
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I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
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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.
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A free man is he that, in those things which by his strength and wit he is able to do, is not hindered to do what he has a will to.
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Christian Kings may erre in deducing a Consequence, but who shall Judge?
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And if a man consider the original of this great Ecclesiastical Dominion, he will easily perceive, that the Papacy , is no other than the Ghost of the deceased Romane Empire , sitting crowned upon the grave thereof: For so did the Papacy start up on a Sudden out of the Ruines of that Heathen Power.
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I know not how the world will receive it, nor how it may reflect on those that shall seem to favor it. For in a way beset with those that contend, on one side for too great Liberty , and on the other side for too much Authority , ’tis hard to passe between the points of both unwounded.
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Life is nasty, brutish, and short.
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Because silver and gold have their value from the matter itself, they have first this privilege, that the value of them cannot be altered by the power of one, nor of a few commonwealths, as being a common measure of the commodities of all places. But base money may easily be enhanced or abased.
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There are very few so foolish that they had not rather govern themselves than be governed by others.
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The object of man’s desire is not to enjoy once only, and for one instant of time; but to assure for ever, the way of his future desires.
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For naturall Bloud is in like manner made of the fruits of the Earth; and circulating, nourisheth by the way, every Member of the Body of Man.
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If this superstitious fear of Spirits were taken away, and with it, Prognostiques from Dreams, false Prophecies, and many other things depending thereon, by which, crafty ambitious persons abuse the simple people, men would be much more fitted then they are for civill Obedience.
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A Covenant not to defend my selfe from force, by force, is always voyd.
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No Discourse whatsoever, can End in absolute Knowledge of Fact.
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Obligation is thraldom, and thraldom is hateful.
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Silence is sometimes an argument of Consent.
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Every man may think his own cause just till it be heard and judged.
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Curiosity draws a man from consideration of the effect, to seek the cause.
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For all uniting of strength by private men, is, if for evil intent, unjust; if for intent unknown, dangerous to the Publique, and unjustly concealed.
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That wee have of Geometry, which is the mother of all Natural Science, wee are not indebted for it to the Schools.
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Nature hath made men so equal in the faculties of body and mind, as that though there be found one man sometimes manifestly stronger in body, or of quicker mind than another, yet when all is reckoned together, the difference between man and man is not so considerable as that one man can thereupon claim to himself any benefit to which another may not pretend as well as he.
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Faith is a gift of God, which man can neither give nor take away by promise of rewards or menace of torture.
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The end of knowledge is power … the scope of all speculation is the performing of some action or thing to be done.
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Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
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Fear of power invisible, feigned by the mind or imagined from tales publicly allowed, is religion; not allowed, superstition.
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Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools.
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For it is not the shape, but their use, that makes them angels.
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Of all Discourse , governed by desire of Knowledge, there is at last an End , either by attaining, or by giving over.
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A naturall foole that could never learn by heart the order of numeral words, as one , two , and three , may observe every stroak of the Clock, and nod to it, or say one, one, one; but can never know what houre it strikes.
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But all this language gotten, and augmented by Adam and his posterity, was again lost at the tower of Babel , when by the hand of God, every man was stricken for his rebellion, with an oblivion of his former language.
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No man can be judge to his own cause.
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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.
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Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject.
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Passions unguided are for the most part mere madness.
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If any two men desire the same thing, which nevertheless they cannot both enjoy, they become enemies.
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The best men are the least suspicious of fraudulent purposes.
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The oath adds nothing to the obligation. For a covenant, if lawful, binds in the sight of God, without the oath, as much as with it; if unlawful, bindeth not at all, though it be confirmed with an oath.
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Men looke not at the greatnesse of the evill past, but the greatnesse of the good to follow.
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Understanding is by the flame of the passions never enlightened, but dazzled.
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So that every Crime is a sinne; but not every sinne a Crime.
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Setting themselves against reason, as often as reason is against them.
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The source of every crime, is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions. Defect in the understanding is ignorance; in reasoning, erroneous opinion.
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Desire of praise disposeth to laudable actions.
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In a Democracy, look how many Demagogs that is how many powerful Orators there are with the people.
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The “value” or “worth” of a man is, as of all other things, his price; that is to say, so much as would be given for the use of his power.
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Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.
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The characters of man’s heart, blotted and confounded as they are with dissembling, lying, counterfeiting, and erroneous doctrines, are legible only to him that searcheth hearts.
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To speak impartially, both sayings are very true: that man to man is a kind of God; and that man to man is an arrant wolf. The first is true, if we compare citizens amongst themselves; and the second, if we compare cities.
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A Law of Nature, (Lex Naturalis) is a Precept, or general Rule, found out by Reason, by which a man is forbidden to do, that, which is destructive of his life, or taketh away the means of preserving the same; and to omit, that, by which he thinketh it may be best preserved.
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Corporations are “worms in the body politic.”
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He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
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The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
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Nature itself cannot err.
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Opinion of ghosts, ignorance of second causes, devotion to what men fear, and talking of things casual for prognostics, consisteth the natural seeds of religion.
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Men measure not only other men, but all other things, by themselves.
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I shall be glad then to find a hole to creep out of the world.
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To say God spake or appeared as he is in his own nature, is to deny his Infiniteness, Invisibility, Incomprehensibility.
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When the nature of the thing is incomprehensible, I can acquiesce in the Scripture: but when the signification of words is incomprehensible, I cannot acquiesce in the authority of a Schoolman.
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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.
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The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
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Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
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If men are naturally in a state of war, why do they always carry arms and why do they have keys to lock their doors?
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Felicity is a continual progress of the desire from one object to another, the attaining of the former being still but the way to the latter.
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A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.
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What reason is there that he which laboreth much, and, sparing the fruits of his labor, consumeth little, should be more charged than he that, living idly, getteth little and spendeth all he gets, seeing the one hath no more protection from the commonwealth than the other?
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They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
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No arts, no letters – no society.
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Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.
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Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
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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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By consequence, or train of thoughts, I understand that succession of one thought to another which is called, to distinguish it from discourse in words, mental discourse. When a man thinketh on anything whatsoever, his next thought after is not altogether so casual as it seems to be. Not every thought to every thought succeeds indifferently.
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Do not that to another, which thou wouldst not have done to thyself.
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The Imagination that is raised in man (or any other creature imbued with the faculty of imagining) by words, or other voluntary signs, is that we generally call Understanding; and is common to Man and Beasts.
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So easy are men to be drawn to believe any thing, from such men as have gotten credit with them; and can with gentleness and dexterity take hold of their fear and ignorance.
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The Register of Knowledge of Fact is called History .
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It is many times with a fraudulent Design that men stick their corrupt Doctrine with the Cloves of other mens Wit.
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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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Time, and Industry, produce everyday new knowledge.
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A Covenant not to defend myself from force, by force, is always void. For… no man can transfer or lay down his Right to save himself from Death.
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The science which teacheth arts and handicrafts is merely science for the gaining of a living; but the science which teacheth deliverance from worldly existence, is not that the true science?
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It is not easy to fall into any absurdity, unless it be by the length of an account; wherein he may perhaps forget what went before. For all men by nature reason alike, and well, when they have good principles.
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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.
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To say that God is an incorporeal substance, is to say in effect there is no God at all. What alleges he against it, but the School-divinity which I have already answered? Scripture he can bring none, because the word incorporeal is not found in Scripture.
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The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
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For all laws are general judgements, or sentences of the legislator; as also every particular judgement is a law to him whose case is judged.
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But if one Subject giveth Counsel to another, to do anything contrary to the Lawes, whether that Counsell proceed from evil intention, or from ignorance onely, it is punishable by the Common-wealth; because igorance of the Law, is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the Lawes to which he is subject.
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Moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different tempers, customs, and doctrines of men, are different.
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Another doctrine repugnant to Civill Society, is that whatsoever a man does against his Conscience, is Sinne ; and it dependeth on the presumption of making himself judge of Good and Evill. For a man’s Conscience and his Judgement are the same thing, and as the Judgement, so also the Conscience may be erroneous.
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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.
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To conclude, The Light of humane minds is Perspicuous Words, but by exact definitions first snuffed, and purged from ambiguity; Reason is the pace; Encrease of Science, the way; and the Benefit of man-kind, the end.
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Wisdom, properly so called, is nothing else but this: the perfect knowledge of the truth in all matters whatsoever.
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Man is distinguished not only by his reason, but also by this singular passion, from all other animals.
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Love is a person’s idea about his/her needs in other person what you are attracted to.
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Ambition, and Covetousness are Passions that are perpetually incumbent, and pressing.
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For it is with the mysteries of our religion, as with wholesome pills for the sick, which swallowed whole, have the virtue to cure; but chewed, are for the most part cast up again without effect.
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Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter.
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The power of a man is his present means to obtain some future apparent good.
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To be seduced by Orators, as a Monarch by Flatterers.
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Reason is the Soul of the Law.
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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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The Scripture was written to shew unto men the kingdom of God; and to prepare their minds to become his obedient subjects; leavingthe world, and the Philosophy thereof, to the disputation of men, for the exercising of their natural Reason.
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Science [is] knowledge of the truth of Propositions and how things are called.
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Where there is no common power, there is no law.
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True and False are attributes of speech, not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither Truth nor Falsehood.
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For as to the strength of body, the weakest has strength enough to kill the strongest, either by secret machination or by confederacy with others that are in the same danger with himself.
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I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
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Baptism is the sacrament of allegiance of them that are to be received into the Kingdom of God, that is to say, into Eternal life, that is to say, to Remission of Sin. For as Eternal life was lost by the committing, so it is recovered by the remitting of men’s sins.
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The value of all things contracted for, is measured by the appetite of the contractors, and therefore the just value is that which they be contented to give.
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Emulation is grief arising from seeing one’s self, exceeded or excelled by his concurrent, together with hope to equal or exceed him in time to come, by his own ability. But envy is the same grief joined with pleasure conceived in the imagination of some ill-fortune that may befall him.
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No man is bound by the words themselves, either to kill himselfe, or any other man.
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Intemperance is naturally punished with diseases; rashness, with mischance; injustice; with violence of enemies; pride, with ruin; cowardice, with oppression; and rebellion, with slaughter.
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As a draft-animal is yoked in a wagon, even so the spirit is yoked in this body.
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If I had read as much as other men I would have known no more than they.
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The errors of definitions multiply themselves according as the reckoning proceeds; and lead men into absurdities, which at last they see but cannot avoid, without reckoning anew from the beginning.
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The Enemy has been here in the night of our natural ignorance, and sown the tares of spiritual errors.
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