"Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Thomas Hobbes on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Thomas Hobbes on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Thomas Hobbes on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Thomas Hobbes on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Thomas Hobbes on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."
"Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion."