"Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Thomas Hobbes on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Thomas Hobbes on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Thomas Hobbes on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Thomas Hobbes on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Thomas Hobbes on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."