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English Philosopher (Leviathan), 1588-1679
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The power of a man, to take it universally, is his present means, to obtain some future apparent good; and is either original or instrumental.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Desire to know why, and how - curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge - exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.”

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