„For there is no such thing as perpetual Tranquility of mind, while we live here; because Life it selfe is but Motion, and can never be without Desire, nor without Feare, no more than without Sense.“

—  Thomas Hobbes, libro Leviatano

The First Part, Chapter 6, p. 29 (See also: Rene Girard)
Leviathan (1651)

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