John Locke

1632 - 1704

A Quote by John Locke on faith, judgment, mind, reason, and truth

Revelation in matters where reason cannot judge, or but probably, ought to be hearkened to. First, Whatever proposition is revealed, of whose truth our mind, by its natural faculties and notions, cannot judge, that is purely matter of faith, and above reason.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on ideas, mind, reflection, reverie, and understanding

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on rudeness

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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A Quote by John Locke on destruction, liberty, obedience, originality, people, power, safety, security, slavery, society, and war

. . . whenever the Legislators endeavour 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. . . . [Power then] devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty, and, by the Establishment of a new Legislative (such as they shall think fit) provide for their own Safety and Security, which is the end for which they are in Society.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on body, happiness, mind, and world

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on business, mind, struggle, war, and work

Set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on errors, possessions, and truth

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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A Quote by John Locke on justice, society, and truth

Justice and truth are the common ties of society

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

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A Quote by John Locke on clarity

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. . . mathematical proofs, like diamonds, are hard and clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: D. Burton, Elementary Number Theory, Boston: Allyn and Bacon 1980.

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A Quote by John Locke on reason

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New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690

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