Quotes by John Locke

John Locke FRS was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

MenJohn Locke
 
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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.

Greed, MoneyJohn Locke
 
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Labour for labour's sake is against nature.

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

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

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

John Locke
 
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The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.

John Locke
 
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