Thomas Hobbes Quotes

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion

Thomas Hobbes

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

Thomas Hobbes

Sudden glory is the passion which makes those grimaces called laughter.

Thomas Hobbes

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy

Thomas Hobbes

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

Thomas Hobbes

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

Thomas Hobbes

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Thomas Hobbes

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.

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

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

Thomas Hobbes

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

Thomas Hobbes

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.

Thomas Hobbes

No man\'s error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.

Thomas Hobbes
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