English Philosopher Quotes


367 English Philosopher quotes:



"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
"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 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."
"Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time."
"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."
"No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience."
"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
"All wealth is the product of labor."
"The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property."
"What worries you, masters you."
"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."
"Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself."
"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."
"We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us."
"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."
"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."
"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."


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