Thomas Hobbes
Quotations


Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.

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

The Papacy is no other than the ghost of the deceased Roman empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.

He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.

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

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

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.



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