Quotes by Thomas Hobbes

They that approve a private opinion, call it an opinion; but they that mislike it, heresy: and yet heresy signifies no more than p rivate op ...

Thomas Hobbes heresy opinion

They that are discontented under monarchy, call it tyranny; and they that are displeased with aristocracy, call it oligarchy: so a lso, they ...

Thomas Hobbes government tyranny democracy

Leisure is the mother of Philosophy. ...

Thomas Hobbes leisure philosophical

He has not yet found the place where I contradict either the existence, or infiniteness, or incomprehensibility, or unity, or ubiq uity of G ...

Thomas Hobbes atheism God

But they that hold God to be [an incorporeal substance] ... do absolutely make God to be nothing at all. But how? Were they atheis ts? No. F ...

Thomas Hobbes atheism

And therefore, as when there is a controversy in an account, the parties must by their own accord, set up for right Reason, the Re ason of s ...

Thomas Hobbes reason controversy

For words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools, that value them by the authority o f an Aris ...

Thomas Hobbes language words authority

[Necessity is] the sum of all things, which being now existent, conduce and concur to the production of that action hereafter, whe reof if a ...

Thomas Hobbes necessity causality

The next thing his Lordship does, after clearing of the coast, is the dividing of his forces, as he calls them, into two squadrons , one of ...

Thomas Hobbes philosophical distinctions scholasticism

But he [Bramhall] adds that we must subject them, according to that presentiality which they have in eternity, which he says canno t be done ...

Thomas Hobbes scholasticism jargon

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