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Single Idea 2367

[catalogued under 25. Society / A. State of Nature / 1. A People / b. The natural life]

Full Idea

In a time of war…. there is continual fear, and danger of violent death, and the life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

Gist of Idea

In time of war the life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short

Source

Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan [1651], 1.13)

Book Reference

Hobbes,Thomas: 'Leviathan', ed/tr. Macpherson,C.B. [Penguin 1981], p.186