Quotation Explorer - 'Thomas Hobbes'

Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues. - Thomas Hobbes
The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power. - Thomas Hobbes
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. - Thomas Hobbes
Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad... but because man is by nature more individualistic than social. - Thomas Hobbes
Curiosity is the lust of the mind. - Thomas Hobbes
Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark - Thomas Hobbes
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair. - Thomas Hobbes
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues. - Thomas Hobbes
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. - Thomas Hobbes
The first and fundamental law of Nature, which is, to seek peace and follow it. - Thomas Hobbes
Leisure is the mother of philosophy. - Thomas Hobbes
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