30 John Locke Quotes That Will Inspire You

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30 Best John Locke Quotes

1. “No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.” – John Locke

2. “Our Business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.” – John Locke

3. “The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” – John Locke

4. “Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.” – John Locke

5. “Few men think, yet all will have opinions. Hence men’s opinions are superficial and confused.” – John Locke

6. “Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.” – John Locke

7. “There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.” – John Locke

8. “Government has no other end than the preservation of property.” Tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right.” – John Locke

9. “All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.” – John Locke

10. “It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.” – John Locke

11. “Seek to make thy course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.” – John Locke

12. “I pretend not to teach, but to inquire.” – John Locke

13. “The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities.” – John Locke

14. “Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” – John Locke

15. “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke

16. “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.” – John Locke

17. “The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” – John Locke

18. “We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.” – John Locke

19. “Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves poison the fountain.” – John Locke

20. “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

21. “But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression.” – John Locke

22. “In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity.” – John Locke

23. “There are a thousand ways to Wealth, but only one way to Heaven.” – John Locke

24. “Try all things, hold fast that which is good.” – John Locke

25. “Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke

26. “Revolt is the right of the people.” – John Locke

27. “No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.” – John Locke

28. “To prejudge other men’s notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.” – John Locke

29. “All wealth is the product of labor.” – John Locke

30. “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” – John Locke

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