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John Locke Quotes


59 John Locke quotes:



"Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself."
"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."
"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."
"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
"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."
"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common."
"I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly; and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others"
"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: Humankind Quotes
"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Habit Quotes



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