Words are Money of Fools, but Nature Does Not Lie

For between true Science, and erroneous Doctrines, Ignorance is in the middle. Naturall sense and imagination, are not subject to absurdity. Nature it selfe cannot erre: and as men abound in copiousnesses of language; so they become more wise, or more mad than ordinary. Nor is it possible without Letters for any man to become either excellently wise, or (unless his memory be hurt by disease, or ill constitution of organs) excellently foolish. For words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools that value them by the authority of an Aristotle, a Cicero, or a Thomas, or any other Doctor whatsoever, if but a man.


Famous quote.

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 Leviathan (Oxford World's Classics)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hobbes , Thomas (2009-02-15), Leviathan (Oxford World's Classics), Oxford University Press, USA, Retrieved on 2011-03-29
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