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Corporations are may lesser commonwealths in the bowels of a greater, like worms in the entrails of a natural man.
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For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.

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For by Art is created that great LEVIATHAN called a COMMON-WEALTH, or STATE, (in latine CIVITAS) which is but an Artificiall Man; though of greater stature and strength than the Naturall, for whose protection and defence it was intended; and in which, the Soveraignty is an Artificiall Soul, as giving life and motion to the whole body;

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Desire, to know why, and how, curiosity; such as is in no living creature but man: so that man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals; in whom the appetite of food, and other pleasures of sense, by predominance, take away the care of knowing causes; which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.

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The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.

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For all laws are general judgements, or sentences of the legislator; as also every particular judgement is a law to him whose case is judged.

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But all this language gotten, and augmented by Adam and his posterity, was again lost at the tower of Babel , when by the hand of God, every man was stricken for his rebellion, with an oblivion of his former language.

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There is more in Mersenne than in all the universities together.

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I shall be glad then to find a hole to creep out of the world.

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Leisure can be one of the Mothers of Philosophy.

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To conclude, The Light of humane minds is Perspicuous Words, but by exact definitions first snuffed, and purged from ambiguity; Reason is the pace; Encrease of Science, the way; and the Benefit of man-kind, the end.

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The law is the public conscience.

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The power of a man is his present means to obtain some future apparent good.

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Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing.

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