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John Locke Quote: “Consciousness is the perception of what passes in man’s own mind.”
John Locke Quote: “There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”
John Locke Quote: “Since the great foundation of fear is pain, the way to harden and fortify children against fear and danger is to accustom them to suffer pain.”
John Locke Quote: “The business of education is not to make the young perfect in any one of the sciences, but so to open and dispose their minds as may best make them – capable of any, when they shall apply themselves to it.”
John Locke Quote: “The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it, into which a young gentleman should be enter’d by degrees, as he can bear it; and the earlier the better, so he be in safe and skillful hands to guide him.”
John Locke Quote: “Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.”
John Locke Quote: “Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.”
John Locke Quote: “We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.”
John Locke Quote: “It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.”
John Locke Quote: “Our Business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.”
John Locke Quote: “The necessity of pursuing true happiness is the foundation of all liberty- Happiness, in its full extent, is the utmost pleasure we are capable of.”
John Locke Quote: “All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke Quote: “It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.”
John Locke Quote: “Personal Identity depends on Consciousness not on Substance.”
John Locke Quote: “It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.”
John Locke Quote: “Some eyes want spectacles to see things clearly and distinctly: but let not those that use them therefore say nobody can see clearly without them.”
John Locke Quote: “The senses at first let in particular Ideas, and furnish the yet empty Cabinet: And the Mind by degrees growing familiar with some of them, they are lodged in the Memory, and Names got to them.”
John Locke Quote: “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 Quote: “Success in fighting means not coming at your opponent the way he wants to fight you.”
John Locke Quote: “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 Quote: “As much land as a man tills, plants, improves, cultivated, and can use the product of, so much is his property. He by his labour does, as it were, enclose it from the common.”
John Locke Quote: “Thus parents, by humouring and cockering them when little, corrupt the principles of nature in their children, and wonder afterwards to taste the bitter waters, when they themselves have poison’d the fountain.”
John Locke Quote: “Knowledge is grateful to the understanding, as light to the eyes.”
John Locke Quote: “Untruth being unacceptable to the mind of man, there is no other defence left for absurdity but obscurity.”
John Locke Quote: “This is to think, that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats, or foxes; but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions.”
John Locke Quote: “All rising to great place is by a winding stair; and if there be factions, it is good to side a man’s self whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed.”
John Locke Quote: “Who lies for you will lie against you.”
John Locke Quote: “To prejudge other men’s notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.”
John Locke Quote: “Merit and good works is the end of man’s motion; and conscience of the same is the accomplishment of man’s rest; for if a man can be partaker of God’s theatre, he shall likewise be partaker of God’s rest.”
John Locke Quote: “The picture of a shadow is a positive thing.”
John Locke Quote: “MEN being, as has been said, by nature, all free, equal, and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent.”
John Locke Quote: “Reason must be our last judge and guide in everything.”
John Locke Quote: “There are a thousand ways to Wealth, but only one way to Heaven.”
John Locke Quote: “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.”
John Locke Quote: “Truth, like gold, is not less so for being newly brought out of the mine.”
John Locke Quote: “God, when he makes the prophet, does not unmake the man.”
John Locke Quote: “Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.”
John Locke Quote: “These two, I say, viz. external material things, as the objects of SENSATION, and the operations of our own minds within, as the objects of REFLECTION, are to me the only originals from whence all our ideas take their beginnings.”
John Locke Quote: “I thought that I had no time for faith nor time to pray, then I saw an armless man saying his Rosary with his feet.”
John Locke Quote: “Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.”
John Locke Quote: “The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.”
John Locke Quote: “He that will have his son have respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son.”
John Locke Quote: “The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.”
John Locke Quote: “The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.”
John Locke Quote: “I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly: and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason.”
John Locke Quote: “Is it worth the name of freedom to be at liberty to play the fool?”
John Locke Quote: “If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.”
John Locke Quote: “Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.”
John Locke Quote: “He that will make good use of any part of his life must allow a large part of it to recreation.”
John Locke Quote: “False and doubtful positions, relied upon as unquestionable maxims, keep those who build on them in the dark from truth. Such are usually the prejudices imbibed from education, party, reverence, fashion, interest, et cetera.”
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