Thomas Hobbes Quotes (Author of Leviathan)
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Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Government is necessary, not because man is naturally bad Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power. A democracy is no more than an aristocracy of orators. The people are so readily moved by demagogues that control must be exercised by the government over speech and press.