Famous John Locke Quotes

Last updated: July 13th, 2020

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.

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

The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.

What worries you, masters, you.

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.”

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves poison the fountain.

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.

“To love truth for truth’s sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world and the seed-plot of all other virtues.”

Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.

“Revolt is the right of the people.

“Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.”

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

What worries you, masters, you.

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.

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

“How long have you been holding those words in your head, hoping to use them?”

All wealth is the product of labor.

It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.

“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”

“Success in fighting means not coming at your opponent the way he wants to fight you.”

“Our Business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.

“What worries you, masters, you.”

“Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.”

I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and let it out completely, along with my soul.

“Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses.”

“There are a thousand ways to Wealth, but only one way to Heaven.”

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.

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