Hobbes: Laws of Nature

„For the Lawes of Nature (as Justice, Equity, Modesty, Mercy, and (in summe) Doing To Others, As Wee Would Be Done To,) if themselves, without the terrour of some Power, to cause them to be observed, are contrary to our naturall Passions, that carry us to Partiality, Pride, Revenge, and the like.“ (p. 340) #Hobbes #LawsOfNature

Hobbes, Thomas, Leviathan or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill. London 1651.