John Locke Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

John Locke - Biography, Beliefs & Philosophy - HISTORY

Born in 1632, John Locke was one individual in the age of enlightenment who was known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’. His fair but moderate views reflect in the United States Declaration of Independence being pro classical republicism and liberal theories. Laying the foundation of consciousness, his notable ideas have influenced many other great thinkers who I have quoted and talked about before (David Hume, Immanuel Kant and more!).

  • All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. John Locke
  • 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
  • Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. John Locke
  • The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property. John Locke
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. John Locke
  • We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. John Locke
  • 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
  • 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. John Locke
  • 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
  • Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. John Locke
  • There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse. John Locke
  • New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. John Locke
  • The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. John Locke
  • 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. John Locke

Empiricism known as experience derived from the senses idealogy is subjective although many of the studies result in a role of rationalism, backed up with empirical evidence. Emphasizing the point, his message was all knowledge comes from our five senses. That may be the case for most things but our senses that present the world are not always true. Regardless, his thought-provoking ideas are important in the overall concept of positive centrist chad mentality. There is plenty more about this man I need to research and look into if I am to write about him again aligned with something relevant.

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