The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
Quote by John Locke
It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving where in men find...
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the...
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they...
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater...
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these...
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his...
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in...
All wealth is the product of labor.
Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most...
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion...
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but...
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.