Single Idea 2366

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 1. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

The difference between man and man is not so considerable as that one man can thereupon claim to himself any benefit to which another may not pretend as well as he.

Gist of Idea

There is not enough difference between people for one to claim more benefit than another


Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan [1651], 1.13)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Leviathan', ed/tr. Macpherson,C.B. [Penguin 1981], p.183