John Locke Quotes


59 John Locke quotes:



"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 eye"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Darkness Quotes
"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
"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
"Man... hath by nature a power.... to preserve his property - that is, his life, liberty, and estate - against the injuries and attempts of other men."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"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."
"It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach."
"The discipline of desire is the background of character."
"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."
"It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth."
"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
"Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Nature 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
"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 the better for anything else."
"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament."
"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."



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