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About Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes was an important English philosopher.
Thomas Hobbes is most known for his booked titled Leviathan. This is a political philosophy book about social contract. This influenced almost all of later Western political philosophy. He was not a proponent of democracy, but he pushed forward ideas of individual rights, equality between men, and representative government. Interestingly enough, he also believed that people should be allowed to do anything unless it is forbidden by the law. Though he is mostly known for his political philosophy work, he was also a contributor in the fields of history, ethics, theology, and even gases.
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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.Thomas Hobbes
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.Thomas Hobbes
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.Thomas Hobbes
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.Thomas Hobbes
In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.Thomas Hobbes
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.Thomas Hobbes
Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.Thomas Hobbes
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
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.Thomas Hobbes
F.A.Q. about Thomas Hobbes
When is his birthday?
Thomas Hobbes' birthday is on April 5, 1588.
In how many days is his birthday?
Thomas' birthday is in 125 days
How old was Thomas when he died?
He was 91 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 4, 1679.
How old would he be today?
Thomas Hobbes would be 433 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Thomas from?
He was born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
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