"Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Thomas Hobbes on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Thomas Hobbes on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Thomas Hobbes on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Thomas Hobbes on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Thomas Hobbes on Albert Camus
"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."