"Of course one has the option of leaving the commonwealth if one finds it too oppressive, but to leave the commonwealth is to re-enter the state of war that characterizes pre-social man." This is in part 2 of the summary. I cannot find anything in Hobbes' text that supports this.
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have you tried gradesaver's etext? I'm working on finding this, but it is elusive!
I have gone throught the etext twice, and there is no mention of this quote in it. Of course, the original text is written in Old English........... and this more modern translation wouldn't be found word for word regardless.
I have a well-translated and well-notated print version, and I cannot find anything to support it either. Nor would I really expect to, given Hobbes.