Single Idea 2382

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 8. Contract Strategies]

Full Idea

He that should be modest and tractable, and perform all the promises, in such time and place where no man else should do so, should but make himself a prey to others.

Gist of Idea

Someone who keeps all his contracts when others are breaking them is making himself a prey to others


Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan [1651], 1.15)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Leviathan', ed/tr. Macpherson,C.B. [Penguin 1981], p.215