A collection of all about john locke quotes

A collection of all about john locke quotes

john locke FRS, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism"

john locke quotes

“A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a Happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little better for anything else.” ― john locke quotes


“All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.” ― john locke quotes


“All wealth is the product of labor.” ― john locke quotes


“As usurpation is the exercise of power which another has a right to, so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which nobody can have a right to.” ― john locke quotes


“Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” ― john locke quotes


“But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression.” ― john locke quotes


“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” ― john locke quotes


“Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.” ― john locke quotes


“Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.” ― john locke quotes


“He that uses his words loosely and unsteadily will either not be minded or not understood.” ― john locke quotes


“How long have you been holding those words in your head, hoping to use them?” ― john locke quotes


“I doubt not, but from self-evident Propositions, by necessary Consequences, as incontestable as those in Mathematics, the measures of right and wrong might be made out.” ― john locke quotes


“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” ― john locke quotes


“If pains be to be taken to give him a manly air and assurance betimes, it is chiefly as a fence to his virtue when he goes into the world under his own conduct.” ― john locke quotes


“In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity" Ch.2, 8” ― john locke quotes


“It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.” ― john locke quotes


“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.” ― john locke quotes


“No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.” ― john locke quotes


“One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.” ― John Locke


“Our Business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.” ― john locke quotes


“Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves poison the fountain.” ― john locke quotes


“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― john locke quotes


“Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.” ― john locke quotes


“Revolt is the right of the people” ― john locke quotes


“Success in fighting means not coming at your opponent the way he wants to fight you.” ― john locke quotes


“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” ― john locke quotes


“The great question which, in all ages, has disturbed mankind, and brought on them the greatest part of their mischiefs … has been, not whether be power in the world, nor whence it came, but who should have it.” ― john locke quotes


“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― john locke quotes


“The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.” ― john locke quotes


“The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” ― john locke quotes


“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.” ― john locke quotes


“This is to think that men are so foolish that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by polecats or foxes, but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions.” ― john locke quotes


“To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.” ― john locke quotes


“To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.” ― john locke quotes


“Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.” ― john locke quotes


“We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.” ― john locke quotes


“You must do nothing before him, which you would not have him imitate.” ― john locke quotes


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