John Locke Quotes

59 John Locke quotes:

"Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love."
"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
"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him."
"All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it."
"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
"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."
"Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state."
"He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Judgement Quotes
"Vague and mysterious forms of speech, and abuse of language, have so long passed for mysteries of science; and hard or misapplied words with little or no meaning have, by prescription, such a right to be mistaken for deep learning and height of speculation, that it will not be easy to persuade either those who speak or those who hear them, that they are but the covers of ignorance and hindrance of true knowledge."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Habit Quotes
"Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes
"The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation."
"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."
"No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience."
"What worries you, masters you."
"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."
"We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves."
"Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches."

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