Thomas Hobbes

1588 - 1679

A Quote by Thomas Hobbes

Hell is Truth Seen Too Late.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on beginning, errors, and men

The errors of definitions multiply themselves according as the reckoning proceeds; and lead men into absurdities, which at last they see but cannot avoid, without reckoning anew from the beginning.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes

There is more in Mersenne than in all the universities together.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on understanding

To understand this for sense it is not required that a man should be a geometrician or a logician, but that he should be mad. ["This" is that the volume generated by revolving the region under 1/x from 1 to infinity has finite volume.]

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on force and life

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A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan, 1651

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes

The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on leisure, motherhood, and philosophy

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on defense, liberty, men, and peace

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 (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan, 1651

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on liberty, life, nature, and power

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 (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan, 1651

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on god, mankind, and science

Geometry, which is the only science that it hath pleased God hitherto to bestow on mankind.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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