Thomas Hobbes

1588 - 1679

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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