John Locke

1632 - 1704

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 communication, discovery, eternity, fatherhood, god, knowledge, mankind, reason, and truth

Reason is natural revelation, whereby the eternal father of light, and fountain of all knowledge, communicates to mankind that portion of truth which he has laid within the reach of their natural faculties: revelation is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God. . . .

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on agreement, ideas, truth, and words

Truth, then, seems to me, in the proper import of the word, to signify nothing but the joining or separating of Signs, as the Things signified by them do agree or disagree one with another. The joining or separating of signs here meant, is what by another name we call proposition. So that truth properly belongs only to propositions: whereof there are two sorts, viz. mental and verbal; as there are two sorts of signs commonly made use of, viz. ideas and words.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on mind

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The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have, and therefore should be secured, because they seldom return again.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on action and men

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The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Locke on authority, clarity, faith, ideas, judgment, knowledge, principles, and reason

In all things, therefore, where we have clear evidence from our ideas, and those principles of knowledge I have above mentioned, reason is the proper judge; and revelation, though it may, in consenting with it, confirm its dictates, yet cannot in such cases invalidate its decrees: nor can we be obliged, where we have the clear and evident sentience of reason, to quit it for the contrary opinion, under a pretence that it is matter of faith: which can have no authority against the plain and clear dictates of reason.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, force, god, men, obedience, people, power, slavery, violence, and war

Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Two Treatises of Government, 1698

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