John Locke

1632 - 1704

A Quote by John Locke

That which worries you, masters you.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Locke on truth, error, wrongness, and empowerment

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Locke on action, evil, good, and principles

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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A Quote by John Locke on evil, good, guidance, mankind, motives, punishment, reward, and work

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.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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A Quote by John Locke on experience and knowledge

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

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on certainty, doubt, existence, experience, intuition, knowledge, needs, pain, perception, pleasure, proof, reason, thinking, and thought

Our knowledge of our own existence is intuitive. As for our own existence, we perceive it so plainly and so certainly, that it neither needs nor is capable of any proof. . . . I think, I reason, I feel pleasure and pain: can any of these be more evident to me than my own existence? . . . For if I know I feel pain, it is evident I have as certain perception of my own existence, as of the existence of the pain I feel: or if I know I doubt, I have as certain perception of the existence of the thing doubting, as of that thought which I call doubt. Experience then convinces us, that we have an intuitive knowledge of our own existence, and an internal infallible perception that we are. In every act of sensation, reasoning, or thinking, we are conscious to ourselves of our own being; and, in this matter, come not short of the highest degree of certainty.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on knowledge and world

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

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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A Quote by John Locke on christianity, corruption, destruction, fraud, friendship, kindness, men, people, religion, salvation, and suffering

Now, I appeal to the consciences of those that persecute, torment, destroy, and kill other men upon pretence of religion, whether they do it out of friendship and kindness towards them or no? I say, if all this be done merely to make men Christians and procure their salvation, why then do they suffer whoredom, fraud, malice and such-like enormities, which (according to the Apostle) manifestly relish of heathenish corruption, to predominate so much and abound amongst their flocks and people?

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: A Letter Concerning Toleration

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A Quote by John Locke on knowledge, mind, reading, and thinking

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

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Locke on respect and sons

He that will have his son have respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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