That which worries you, masters you.
John Locke (1632 - 1704)
Contributed by: Rinon Hoxha - Ustahi
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
Contributed by: Siona
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Contributed by: Zaady
He that will have his son have respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son.
Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693
We are a kind of Chameleon, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, it lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.
Every man has a property in his own person; this nobody has a right to but himself.
Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698
That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.
Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
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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