John Locke Quotes.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.
All wealth is the product of labor.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
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.