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
Quote by John Locke
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but...
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each...
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and...
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the...
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly,...
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge...
For law, in its true notion, is not so much the limitation, as the direction...
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge...
The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are...
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character,...
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
All wealth is the product of labor.