John Locke Quotes.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
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.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.
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.
Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
As usurpation is the exercise of power which another has a right to, so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which nobody can have a right to.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
All wealth is the product of labor.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.