John Locke Quotes


59 John Locke quotes:



"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common."
"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."
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society, and made by the legislative power vested in it; a liberty to follow my own will in all things, when the rule prescribes not, and not to be subject to the inconstant, unknown, arbitrary will of another man."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Government 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
"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"
"Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Learning 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
"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
"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
"Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Cheating Quotes



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