Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. (Mark Twain)
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Thomas Hobbes


(1588 – 1679) Full name: Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury. An English philosopher, best known today as one of the founders of modern political philosophy. His book "Leviathan" established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools.
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