85 Total Quotes

John Locke Quotes

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke
#English Philosopher

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
#English Philosopher

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
#Action

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
#Action #English Philosopher

To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.
John Locke
#Advice #Morality

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke
#Action #English Philosopher

The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.
John Locke
#Creation #Miracles

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

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
John Locke
#English Philosopher #Ideas

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
#Evil

But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
John Locke
#Oppression

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

It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
John Locke
#English Philosopher

All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
John Locke
#English Philosopher #Advise

For law, in its true notion, is not so much the limitation, as the direction of a free and intelligent agent to his proper interest, and prescribes no farther than is for the general good of those under the law
John Locke
#Direction

All wealth is the product of labor.
John Locke
#English Philosopher #Labor

Man... hath by nature a power.... to preserve his property - that is, his life, liberty, and estate - against the injuries and attempts of other men.
John Locke
#Liberty

Logic is the anatomy of thought
John Locke
#Logic

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

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
John Locke
#English Philosopher #Body

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
John Locke
#English Philosopher #Men