Who said it?

“Life is nasty, brutish, and short.”
Or something to that effect.
Who said that?

Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher. His
Leviathan (1651) presents a bleak picture of human beings in the state of nature, where life is nasty, brutish, and short. Fear of violent death is the principal motive that causes people to create a state, contracting to surrender their natural rights and to submit to the absolute authority of a sovereign.

His words, not mine.


The full quote, is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Just in case you want to label an in-law or something.

Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine