John Locke Quotes

Logic is the anatomy of thought.

John Locke

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

John Locke

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

John Locke

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

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

John Locke

Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others

John Locke

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

John Locke

Affection endeavors to correct natural defects, and has always the laudable aim of pleasing, though it always misses it.

John Locke

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.

John Locke

Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.

John Locke

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

John Locke

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.

John Locke

A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.

John Locke

It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.

John Locke

But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression

John Locke

The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.

John Locke
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