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John Locke Quotes

59 John Locke quotes:

"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
"Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"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."
"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
"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."
"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him."
"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."
"All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it."
"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."
"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others."
"Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state."
"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
"Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes

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