I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Quote by John Locke
John Locke Quotes
Vague and mysterious forms of speech, and abuse of language, have so long passed for...
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each...
All wealth is the product of labor.
Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge...
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these...
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for...
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly,...
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater...
Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most...
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than...
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to,...