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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

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




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.

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




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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.




Quotes for: truth


Quotes

Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Conformity of the intellect to the things.











Quotes for: Language


Quotes

Quotes for: Language


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





The language of truth is simple.





Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.





Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.





The meaning of a word is its use in the language.





Language is a source of misunderstanding.











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.





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





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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