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Thomas Hobbes Quotes
Brief author info: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) English philosopher.
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Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.
The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that mislike it, heresy, and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter.
The passions that incline men to peace are fear of death, desire of such things as are necessary to commodious living, and a hope by their industry to obtain them.
Prudence is but experience, which equal time equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
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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