Hobbes

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    Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
    —Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

    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)

    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.
    —Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)