Quotation by Thomas Hobbes

If in time, as in place, there were degrees of high and low, I verily believe that the highest of time would be that which passed between the years of 1640 and 1660. For he that thence, as from the Devil's Mountain, should have looked upon the world and observed the actions of men, especially in England, might have had a prospect of all kinds of injustice, and of all kinds of folly, that the world could afford, and how they were produced by their dams hypocrisy and self-conceit, whereof the one is double iniquity, and the other double folly.
Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688), British philosopher. Behemoth, p. 1, ed. Stephen Holmes, University of Chicago Press (1990).
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