Quotes by Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes, in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher who is considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory.

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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.

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The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

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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.

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Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

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It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

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