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Biography - Thomas Hobbes:

English philosopher.
Born: 1588 - Died: 1679
Period:
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Das Privileg des Widersinns, dem kein anderes Lebewesen ausgesetzt ist als allein der Mensch.

French
Le privilège de l'absurdité, auquel aucune créature vivante n'est sujette, sinon l'homme seul.




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It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'




Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  











Quotes for: absurd


Quotes

Quotes for: absurd


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.





Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.





Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.





Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.





The absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.











Quotes

Thomas Hobbes also said...


Leisure is the mother of philosophy.





No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.





True and False are attributes of speech, not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither Truth nor Falsehood.





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.





Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.





That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.












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