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 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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A Quote by John Locke on character and kindness

We are a kind of Chameleon, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Locke on knowledge, losing, virtue, and world

Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, it lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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A Quote by John Locke

Every man has a property in his own person; this nobody has a right to but himself.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698

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A Quote by John Locke on art and lies

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That which is static and repetitive is boring.  That which is dynamic and random is confusing.  In between lies art.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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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

Contributed by: Zaady

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