John Locke Quotes

59 John Locke quotes:

"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment."
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good."
"For law, in its true notion, is not so much the limitation, as the direction of a free and intelligent agent to his proper interest, and prescribes no farther than is for the general good of those under the law"
Author: Locke Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"All wealth is the product of labor."
"The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property."
"There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse."
"Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding."
"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
"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
"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others"

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