"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."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Thomas Hobbes on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Thomas Hobbes on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Thomas Hobbes on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Thomas Hobbes on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Thomas Hobbes on Abraham Lincoln
"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."