John Locke Quotes

Memory is the power to revive again in our minds those ideas which after imprinting have disappeared, or have been laid aside out of sight.

John Locke

The discipline of desire is the background of character.

John Locke

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.

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A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

John Locke

Affectation in any part of our carriage is lighting up a candle to see our defects, and never fails to make us taken notice of, either as wanting sense or sincerity

John Locke

Affectation is an awkward and forced Imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the Beauty that accompanies what is natural

John Locke

Affectation in any part of our carriage is but the lighting up of a candle to show our defects, and never fails to make us taken notice of, either as wanting in sense or sincerity

John Locke

The Care therefore of every man's Soul belongs unto himself, and is to be left unto himself. But what if he neglect the Care of his Soul? I answer, What if he neglects the Care of his Health, or of his Estate, which things are nearlier related to the Government of the Magistrate than the other? Will the magistrate provide by an express Law, That such an one shall not become poor or sick? Laws provide, as much as is possible, that the Goods and Health of Subjects be not injured by the Fraud and Violence of others; they do not guard them from the Negligence or Ill-husbandry of the Possessors themselves

John Locke

It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.

John Locke

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.

John Locke

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

John Locke

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse

John Locke

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.

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