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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

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



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'erreur d'aucun homme ne devient sa propre loi ; elle ne l'oblige point à persister en elle.

German
Keines Menschen Irrtum wird sein eigenes Gesetz, und er ist auch nicht verpflichtet, dabei zu beharren.




See also 

See also...



Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.




Quotes for: mistake


Quotes

Quotes about mistake:


Love truth, but pardon error.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





Without music, life would be a mistake.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.











Quotes for: law


Quotes

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.





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.





Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





People must help one another it is nature's law.





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.





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.











Quotes

Thomas Hobbes also said...


Leisure is the mother of philosophy.





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





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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