Thomas Hobbes was a famed English philosopher. He is considered as one of the founding fathers of modern political philosophy. ‘Leviathan’ is considered to be his best book. This book laid the foundation for the western political philosophy by establishing the social contract theory. Besides the contributions that he made to political philosophy, Hobbes also enriched several fields including geometry, ethics, general philosophy, physics of gases, history, theology and jurisprudence. Some of the fundamentals of European liberal thoughts were also developed by him. He was also the first one to advocate the need for a centralized government in order to save the society from external and internal dangers. Read through the thoughts, views and opinions by the great philosopher on life, relationships, society, government, human beings and more. Go through the most inspiring and thought-provoking quotes and sayings by Thomas Hobbes.
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
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.
The source of every crime, is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions. Defect in the understanding is ignorance; in reasoning, erroneous opinion.
A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.