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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

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.




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Translation

(French)



French
Ce n'est pas la sagesse mais l'autorité qui fait une loi.




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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.




Quotes for: wisdom


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Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Quotes for: law


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Quotes for: law


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.
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People must help one another it is nature's law.
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
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Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.
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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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