John Locke Quotes

59 John Locke quotes:

"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good."
"To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament."
"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
"Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip."
"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
"For law, in its true notion, is not so much the limitation, as the direction of a free and intelligent agent to his proper interest, and prescribes no farther than is for the general good of those under the law"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Direction 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"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation."
"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
"To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality."
"Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time."
"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."
"No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience."
"All wealth is the product of labor."
"The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property."
"What worries you, masters you."
"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
"Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself."
"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom."

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