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John Locke Quotes

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.

 

All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

 

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.

 

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.

 

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.

 

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

 

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.

 

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

 

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.

 

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

 

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.

 

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

 

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

 

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.

 

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

 

Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.

 

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.

 

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

 

What worries you, masters you.

 

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

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