"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Thomas Hobbes on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Thomas Hobbes on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Thomas Hobbes on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Thomas Hobbes on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Thomas Hobbes on Booker T. Washington
"The flesh endures the storms of the present alone the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind."
"I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death."
"The disembodied spirit is immortal there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns."
"Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto."
"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."