John Locke

John Locke

English philosopher

Lived from: 1632-1704

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: John Locke

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    Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
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    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.
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    All wealth is the product of labor.

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    Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
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    Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
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    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.
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    Government has no other end but the preservation of Property
    Source: Second Treatise Ch. 17
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    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.
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    I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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    It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
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    Logic is the anatomy of thought.
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    New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
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    No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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    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.
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    Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
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