John Locke Quotes

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. John Locke

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

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse. John Locke

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property. John Locke

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience. John Locke

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins. John Locke

Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, it lost in a young man, is seldom recovered. John Locke

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men. 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

The discipline of desire is the background of character. John Locke

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. 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

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. John Locke

Affectation endeavours to correct natural defects, and has always the laudable aim of pleasing, though it always misses it. John Locke

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. John Locke