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Thomas Hobbes

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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

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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.
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Le vrai et le faux sont des attributs du langage, non des choses. Et là où il n'y a pas de langage, il n'y a ni vérité ni fausseté.”
Thomas Hobbes - Léviathan

German
Wahr und falsch sind Attribute der Sprache, nicht von Dingen. Und wo es keine Sprache gibt, da gibt es weder Wahrheit noch Falschheit.”
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan




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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark




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Quotes for: truth:



Quotes for: truth

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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
Francis Bacon - Novum organum
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
André Gide
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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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.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Quotes for: Language:



Quotes for: Language

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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Mark Twain
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Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.”
Bertrand Russell - Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
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Language is the house of the truth of Being.”
Martin Heidegger
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Thomas Hobbes also said...


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Leisure is the mother of philosophy.”
Thomas Hobbes
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No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.”
Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
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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.”
Thomas Hobbes
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Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.”
Thomas Hobbes
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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.”
Thomas Hobbes
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The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature that is to say, of his own life.”
Thomas Hobbes
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