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Friday, 22 September 2017
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"The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living." (Phillips, Wendell - Education)

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The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Absurdity)
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War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Battles)
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The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Books - Classics)
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Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Caution)
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A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Conscience)
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Curiosity is the lust of the mind. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Curiosity)
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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. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Curiosity)
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I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Famous Last Words)
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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. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Food and Eating)
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Sudden glory is the passion which makes those grimaces called laughter. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Glory)
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Man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals... which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Knowledge)
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Leisure is the mother of Philosophy. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Leisure)
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No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Mistakes)
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He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Prison)
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In the state of nature profit is the measure of right. - (Hobbes, Thomas - Profits)
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