The world that I regard is my selfe, it is the Microcosme of mine owne frame, that I cast mine eye on; for the other, I use it but like my Globe, and turne it round sometimes for my recreation. Men that look upon my outside, perusing onely my condition, and fortunes, do erre in my altitude; for I am above Atlas his shoulders.
Your eyes are so sharpe that you cannot onely looke through a Milstone, but cleane through the minde.john lyly
For Warre, consisteth not in Battell onely, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the Will to contend by Battell is sufficiently known: and therefore the notion of Time , is to be considered in the nature of Warre; as it is in the nature of Weather.thomas hobbes
And the Science of them, is the true and onely Moral Philosophy. For Moral Philosophy is nothing else but the Science of what is Good , and Evill , in the conversation, and Society of mankind. Good , and Evill , are names that signify our Appetites, and Aversions; which in different tempers, customes, and doctrines of men, are different:thomas hobbes
But if one Subject giveth Counsell to another, to do anything contrary to the Lawes, whether that Counsell proceed from evil intention, or from ignorance onely, it is punishable by the Common-wealth; because igorance of the Law, is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the Lawes to which he is subject.thomas hobbes
Since your eyes are so sharpe, that you cannot onely looke through a milstone, but cleane through the minde.john lyly