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 :: 1632-1704, British Philosopher

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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 - [Contentment]

 

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Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
~ John Locke - [Self-esteem]

 

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Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
~ John Locke - [Fashion]

 

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Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society, and made by the legislative power vested in it; a liberty to follow my own will in all things, when the rule prescribes not, and not to be subject to the inconstant, unknown, arbitrary will of another man.
~ John Locke - [Government]

 

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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.
~ John Locke - [Humankind]

 

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Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
~ John Locke - [Government]

 

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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.
~ John Locke - [Ask]

 

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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
~ John Locke - [Thoughts and Thinking]

 

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It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
~ John Locke - [Teachers and Teaching]

 

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Logic is the anatomy of thought.
~ John Locke - [Logic]

 

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New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
~ John Locke - [Opinions]

 

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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
~ John Locke - [Experience]

 

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One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.
~ John Locke - [Truth]

 

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Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
~ John Locke - [Parents and Parenting]

 

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Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
~ John Locke - [Habit]

 

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Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
~ John Locke - [Books and Reading]

 

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Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
~ John Locke - [Reverie]

 

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The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
~ John Locke - [Action]

 

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The discipline of desire is the background of character.
~ John Locke - [Desire]

 

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The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
~ John Locke - [Understanding]

 

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