Hobbes

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    The Pacts and Covenants, by which the parts of this Body Politique were at first made, set together, and united, resemble that Fiat, or the Let us make man, pronounced by God in the Creation.
    —Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    He says a man may perhaps answer, that the necessity of things held by him, is not a stoical necessity, but a Christian necessity, &c. But this distinction I have not used, nor indeed have ever heard before, nor could I think any man could make stoical and Christian two kinds of necessity, though they may be two kinds of doctrine
    —Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
    —Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)