Find important quotes and citations by the author John Locke.
Quote 2947The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have
Quote 2946The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others
Quote 2945The 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
Quote 2944There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse
Quote 2943Logic is the anatomy of thought
Quote 2942No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience
Quote 2941Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others
Quote 2940Wherever law ends, tyranny begins
Quote 2939The care of souls cannot belong to the civil magistrate
Quote 2938The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation
Quote 2937Habits wear more constantly and with greatest force than reason, which, when we have most need of it, is seldom fairly consulted, and more rarely obeyed
Quote 2936There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education.
Quote 2935Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses
Quote 2934Where there is no property there is no injustice
Quote 2933Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
Quote 2932Our 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
Quote 2931If punishment makes not the will supple it hardens the offender
Quote 2930All wealth is the product of labor.
Quote 2929It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth
Quote 2928To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.
Quote 2927All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it
Quote 2926An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards
Quote 2925But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Quote 2924The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it
Quote 2923I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment