John Locke

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John Locke FRS (/ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704) was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence. Locke's theory of mind is often cited as the origin of modern conceptions of identity and the self, figuring prominently in the work of later philosophers such as Hume, Rousseau, and ... More

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Photo of John Locke To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
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Photo of John Locke I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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Photo of John Locke No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
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Photo of 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.
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Photo of John Locke Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
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Photo of John Locke All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
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Photo of John Locke Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
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Photo of John Locke The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
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Photo of John Locke Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
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Photo of John Locke All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
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Photo of John Locke There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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Photo of John Locke The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
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Photo of John Locke As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
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Photo of John Locke It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
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Photo of 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.
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Photo of John Locke Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
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Photo of John Locke The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.
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Photo of 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.
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Photo of John Locke 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.
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Photo of John Locke The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.