Quotation Explorer - 'John Locke'

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
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered. - John Locke
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. - John Locke
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us. - John Locke
All wealth is the product of labor. - 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. - John Locke
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke
The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. - John Locke
The discipline of desire is the background of character. - John Locke
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding. - John Locke
When we find out an Idea, by whose Intervention we discover the Connexion of two others, this is a Revelation from God to us, by the voice of Reason. - John Locke
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. - John Locke
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing. - John Locke
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse. - John Locke
Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them. - John Locke
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. - John Locke
So that, in effect, religion, which should most distinguish us from beasts, and ought most peculiarly to elevate us, as rational creatures, above brutes, is that wherein men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts themselves. - John Locke
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. - John Locke
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. - John Locke
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke
What worries you, masters you. - John Locke
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