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John Locke Quote: “When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success...”

When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success...

— John Locke



John Locke Quote: “The great art to learn much is to undertake a little at a time.”

The great art to learn much is to undertake a little at a time.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Though the water running in the fountain be every ones, yet who can doubt, but that in the pitcher is his only who drew it out?”

Though the water running in the fountain be every ones, yet who can doubt, but that in the pitcher is his only who drew it out?

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Reason must be our last judge and guide in everything.”

Reason must be our last judge and guide in everything.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.”

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Neither the inveterateness of the mischief, nor the prevalency of the fashion, shall be any excuse for those who will not take care about the meaning of their own words, and will not suffer the insignificancy of their expressions to be inquired into.”

Neither the inveterateness of the mischief, nor the prevalency of the fashion, shall be any excuse for those who will not take care about the meaning of their own words, and will not suffer the insignificancy of their expressions to be inquired into.

— John Locke


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.”

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.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.”

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, sometimes 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.”

Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, sometimes 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


John Locke Quote: “In short, herein seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right from them: but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all.”

In short, herein seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right from them: but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “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.”

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.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Certain subjects yield a general power that may be applied in any direction and should be studied by all.”

Certain subjects yield a general power that may be applied in any direction and should be studied by all.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “As usurpation is the exercise of power which another has a right to, so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which nobody can have a right to.”

As usurpation is the exercise of power which another has a right to, so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which nobody can have a right to.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “So that, in effect, religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves.”

So that, in effect, religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “The reservedness and distance that fathers keep, often deprive their sons of that refuge which would be of more advantage to them than an hundred rebukes or chidings.”

The reservedness and distance that fathers keep, often deprive their sons of that refuge which would be of more advantage to them than an hundred rebukes or chidings.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.”

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “He that denies any of the doctrines that Christ has delivered, to be true, denies him to be sent from God, and consequently to be the Messiah; and so ceases to be a Christian.”

He that denies any of the doctrines that Christ has delivered, to be true, denies him to be sent from God, and consequently to be the Messiah; and so ceases to be a Christian.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “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.”

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.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “It is practice alone that brings the powers of the mind, as well as those of the body, to their perfection.”

It is practice alone that brings the powers of the mind, as well as those of the body, to their perfection.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.”

Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Inuring children gently to suffer some degrees of pain without shrinking, is a way to gain firmness to their minds, and lay a foundation for courage and resolution in the future part of their lives.”

Inuring children gently to suffer some degrees of pain without shrinking, is a way to gain firmness to their minds, and lay a foundation for courage and resolution in the future part of their lives.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “He that makes use of another’s fancy or necessity to sell ribbons or cloth dearer to him than to another man at the same time, cheats him.”

He that makes use of another’s fancy or necessity to sell ribbons or cloth dearer to him than to another man at the same time, cheats him.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Children generally hate to be idle; all the care then is that their busy humour should be constantly employed in something of use to them.”

Children generally hate to be idle; all the care then is that their busy humour should be constantly employed in something of use to them.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Laws provide, as much as ispossible that the goods and health of subjects be not injured by the fraud and violence of others. They do not guard them from thenegligence or ill-husbandry of the possessors themselves.”

Laws provide, as much as ispossible that the goods and health of subjects be not injured by the fraud and violence of others. They do not guard them from thenegligence or ill-husbandry of the possessors themselves.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “To be rational is so glorious a thing, that two-legged creatures generally content themselves with the title.”

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

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Let not men think there is no truth, but in the sciences that they study, or the books that they read.”

Let not men think there is no truth, but in the sciences that they study, or the books that they read.

— John Locke


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.”

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


John Locke Quote: “Who lies for you will lie against you.”

Who lies for you will lie against you.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “The body of People may with Respect resist intolerable Tyranny.”

The body of People may with Respect resist intolerable Tyranny.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “In the discharge of thy place set before thee the best examples; for imitation is a globe of precepts.”

In the discharge of thy place set before thee the best examples; for imitation is a globe of precepts.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.”

Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “If we trace the progress of our minds, and with attention observe how it repeats, adds together, and unites its simple ideas received from sensation or reflection, it will lead us farther than at first, perhaps, we should have imagined.”

If we trace the progress of our minds, and with attention observe how it repeats, adds together, and unites its simple ideas received from sensation or reflection, it will lead us farther than at first, perhaps, we should have imagined.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Those are not at all to be tolerated who deny the being of God. Promises, covenants, and oaths, which are the bonds of human society, can have no hold upon an atheist. The taking away of God, though but even in thought, dissolves all.”

Those are not at all to be tolerated who deny the being of God. Promises, covenants, and oaths, which are the bonds of human society, can have no hold upon an atheist. The taking away of God, though but even in thought, dissolves all.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.”

Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.”

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

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “I doubt not, but from self-evident Propositions, by necessary Consequences, as incontestable as those in Mathematics, the measures of right and wrong might be made out.”

I doubt not, but from self-evident Propositions, by necessary Consequences, as incontestable as those in Mathematics, the measures of right and wrong might be made out.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Knowledge is grateful to the understanding, as light to the eyes.”

Knowledge is grateful to the understanding, as light to the eyes.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “We are all a sort of chameleons, that still take a tincture from things near us; nor is it to be wonder’d at in children, who better understand what they see than what they hear.”

We are all a sort of chameleons, that still take a tincture from things near us; nor is it to be wonder’d at in children, who better understand what they see than what they hear.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Is it worth the name of freedom to be at liberty to play the fool?”

Is it worth the name of freedom to be at liberty to play the fool?

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Crooked things may be as stiff and unflexible as streight: and Men may be as positive and peremptory in Error as in Truth.”

Crooked things may be as stiff and unflexible as streight: and Men may be as positive and peremptory in Error as in Truth.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “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.”

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


John Locke Quote: “Faith is the assent to any proposition not made out by the deduction of reason but upon the credit of the proposer.”

Faith is the assent to any proposition not made out by the deduction of reason but upon the credit of the proposer.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “The greatest part cannot know, and therefore they must believe.”

The greatest part cannot know, and therefore they must believe.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Understanding like the eye; whilst it makes us see and perceive all things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own subject.”

Understanding like the eye; whilst it makes us see and perceive all things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own subject.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.”

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

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “If the Gospel and the Apostles may be credited, no man can be a Christian without charity, and without that faith which works, not by force, but by love.”

If the Gospel and the Apostles may be credited, no man can be a Christian without charity, and without that faith which works, not by force, but by love.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.”

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.”

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason?”

What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason?

— John Locke


John Locke Quote: “Set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer.”

Set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer.

— John Locke

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