John Locke Quotes


59 John Locke quotes:



"We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us."
"Government has no other end, but the preservation of property."
"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."
"There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse."
"It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean."
"Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding."
"It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach."
"The discipline of desire is the background of character."
"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him."
"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."
"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."
"Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues."
"There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education."
"Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches."
"Where there is no property there is no injustice."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: English Philosopher Quotes Injustice Quotes
"All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it."
"I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits."
"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."
"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."
"It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth."



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