Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes, (1588-1679) English philosopher, political theorist

Thomas Hobbes Quote

“A free man is he that, in those things which by his strength and wit he is able to do, is not hindered to do what he has a will to.”

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes
~ Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan, 1651

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KS    8/29/05

Very nicely put.Very encouraging.

Joe, Rochester, MI

I am free, and our government is my hinderance.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Freedom is a state of spiritual, moral, mental and emotional being such as can be realized only under the aegis and tutelage of Virtue.

"Freedom" experienced in the absence of Virtue is a delusion.

Mike, Norwalk

A good start at describing freedom. Freedom is an inherent state of being; the expression thereof can be hindered as Joe said above. A legal measurement of liberty realized will illuminate proportionally the free beings expression.

E Archer, NYC

As good as it gets.


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