John Locke Quotes (33 quotations)

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1. A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. - John Locke

2. All wealth is the product of labor. - John Locke

3. An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards. - John Locke

4. As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. - John Locke

5. Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. - John Locke

6. Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them. - John Locke

7. Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. - John Locke

8. Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. - John Locke

9. 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

10. I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke

11. I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. - John Locke

12. If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do muchwhat as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly. - John Locke

13. It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. - John Locke

14. New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke

15. No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. - John Locke

16. Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time. - John Locke

17. 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. - John Locke

18. Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke

19. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke

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

21. That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art. - John Locke

22. The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke

23. The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke

24. The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke

25. The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. - John Locke

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