Thomas Hobbes Quotes

Best 8 Quotes by Thomas Hobbes

“Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”

“I often observe the absurdity of dreams, but never dream of the absurdity of my waking thoughts.”

“It's not the pace of life I mind. It's the sudden stop at the end.”

“Leisure is the mother of philosophy.”

“The life of man in a state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

Leviathan Quotes

“For such is the nature of man, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; Yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves: For they see their own wit at hand, and other mens at a distance.”


“Hell is truth seen too late.”


“Knowledge is power.”


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