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30 Famous Quotes by John Locke
8/29/1632 - 10/28/1704
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All wealth is the product of labor.

Labor Quotes, by John Locke

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Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certain truth, error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our judgment, giving assent to that which is not true.

Errors Quotes, by John Locke , Source: Essay Concerning Human Understanding (bk. IV, Of Wrong Assent or Error, ch. XX)

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

Opinions Quotes, by John Locke

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He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss.

Judgment Quotes, by John Locke , Source: Human Understanding (bk. II, ch. XXI)

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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.

Deed Quotes, by John Locke

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Logic is the anatomy of thought

Logic Quotes, by John Locke

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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

Motives Quotes, by John Locke

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Oppression can only survive through silence.

Oppression Quotes, by John Locke

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

Reverie Quotes, by John Locke

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The picture of a shadow is a positive thing.

Shadows Quotes, by John Locke , Source: Essay concerning Human Understanding (bk. II, ch. VIII, par. 5)

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To be rational is so glorious a thing, that two-legged creatures generally content themselves with the title.

Reason Quotes, by John Locke , Source: Letter to Antony Collins, Esq.

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Th' an'am an Dhia, but there it is-- The dawn on the hills of Ireland. God's angels lifting the night's black veil From the fair sweet face of my sireland! O Ireland, isn't it grand, you look Like a bride in her rich adornin', And with all the pent up love of my heart I bid you the top of the morning.

Ireland Quotes, by John Locke , Source: The Exile's Return

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O, love is the soul of a true Irishman; He loves all that's lovely, loves all that he can, With his sprig of shillelagh and shamrock so green.

Ireland Quotes, by John Locke , Source: The Exile's Return

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It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.

Deceit Quotes, by John Locke , Source: Human Understanding (bk. III, ch. X, 34)

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A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.

Ignorance Quotes, by John Locke , Source: Human Understanding (bk. I, ch. II)

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Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. ne 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.

~curiosity Quotes, by John Locke

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All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

Errors Quotes, by John Locke

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Logic is the anatomy of thought.

Logic Quotes, by John Locke

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Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. ne 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.

Curiosity Quotes, by John Locke

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

Inspirational Quotes, by John Locke

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

Action Quotes, by John Locke

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I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.

Conversation Quotes, by John Locke

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

Perspective Quotes, by John Locke

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

Psychological subjects Quotes, by John Locke

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

Psychological subjects Quotes, by John Locke

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