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 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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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

Contributed by: Zaady

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