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 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

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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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