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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

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.




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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
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Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
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Experience is the teacher of all things.
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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Quotes for: Prudence


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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.
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The cautious seldom err.
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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.
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Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
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No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
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The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject but man only.
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True and False are attributes of speech, not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither Truth nor Falsehood.
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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.
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Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
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