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 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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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on life and privilege

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan

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