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145 Great Inspirational Quotes of John Locke

145 Great Inspirational Quotes of John Locke

John Locke FRS was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the “Father of Liberalism”. Wikipedia
His theories have been inculcated in the United States Declaration of Independence. Locke’s theories have been described in detail in his novels ‘Two Treatises of Government’, ‘An Essay Concerning Human Understanding’ and ‘Some Thoughts Concerning Education’; apart from the other posthumous manuscripts. He was an ardent believer of the fact that education is the beginning of the journey of a gentleman but reading and company must finish him. His philosophy and theories are reflected in his work and over centuries have been quoted extensively.
Born: August 29, 1632, Wrington, United Kingdom
Died: October 28, 1704, High Laver, United Kingdom
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  • The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. – John Locke

  • As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. – John Locke

  • Government has no other end, but the preservation of property. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. – John Locke

  • 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. – John Locke

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

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

  • The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. – John Locke

  • Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself. – John Locke

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

 

  • The 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. – John Locke

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

  • Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. – John Locke

  • The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. – John Locke

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

  • 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. – John Locke

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

  • An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards. – John Locke

  • 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

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

  • Where there is no property there is no injustice. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. – John Locke

  • Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. – John Locke

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

  • It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach. – John Locke

  • I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits. – John Locke

  • I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. – John Locke

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

  • We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. – John Locke

  • Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state. – John Locke

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

  • It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. – John Locke

  • Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing. – John Locke

  • 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. – John Locke

  • Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love. – John Locke

  • Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. – John Locke

  • Man… hath by nature a power …. to preserve his property – that is, his life, liberty, and estate – against the injuries and attempts of other men. – John Locke

  • Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses. - John Locke Click To Tweet

 

  • Nobody is going to let anybody’s children play on something that is unsafe. There is just no way. – John Locke

  • We just want to show the people of this town what the benefits are. – John Locke

  • There being nothing more evident than that creatures of the same species should be equal amongst one another without subordination or subjection – John Locke

  • Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. – John Locke

  • It is so vital to everybody who has a stake in the downtown. It is vital to anyone who lives here. It is going to put us on the map. – John Locke

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

  • If punishment makes not the will supple it hardens the offender – John Locke

  • The great question (about power) is who should have it – John Locke

  • Every man must some time or other be trusted to himself. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • Words, in their primary or immediate signification, stand for nothing but the ideas in the mind of him who uses them. – John Locke

  • Some eyes want spectacles to see things clearly and distinctly: but let not those that use them therefore say nobody can see clearly without them. – John Locke

  • Untruth being unacceptable to the mind of man, there is no other defence left for absurdity but obscurity. – John Locke

  • There is not so contemptible a plant or animal that does not confound the most enlarged understanding. – John Locke

  • Reason must be our last judge and guide in everything. – John Locke

  • Memory is the power to revive again in our minds those ideas which after imprinting have disappeared, or have been laid aside out of sight. – John Locke

  • Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything. – John Locke

  • Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • Since the great foundation of fear is pain, the way to harden and fortify children against fear and danger is to accustom them to suffer pain. – John Locke

  • Thus parents, by humouring and cockering them when little, corrupt the principles of nature in their children, and wonder afterwards to taste the bitter waters, when they themselves have poison’d the fountain. – John Locke

  • Curiosity should be as carefully cherish’d in children, as other appetites suppress’d. – John Locke

  • He that denies any of the doctrines that Christ has delivered, to be true, denies him to be sent from God, and consequently to be the Messiah; and so ceases to be a Christian. – John Locke

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  • It is ambition enough to be employed as an under-labourer in clearing the ground a little, and removing some of the rubbish that lies in the way to knowledge. – John Locke

  • To be rational is so glorious a thing, that two-legged creatures generally content themselves with the title. – John Locke

  • If all be a Dream, then he doth but dream that he makes the Question; and so it is not much matter that a waking Man should answer him. – John Locke

  • As much land as a man tills, plants, improves, cultivated, and can use the product of, so much is his property. He by his labour does, as it were, enclose it from the common. – John Locke

  • It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving wherein men find pleasure to be deceived. – 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

  • Is it worth the name of freedom to be at liberty to play the fool? – John Locke

  • [H]e that thinks absolute power purifies men’s blood, and corrects the baseness of human nature, need read the history of this, or any other age, to be convinced to the contrary. – John Locke

  • Set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer. – John Locke

  • Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice. - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • God, when he makes the prophet, does not unmake the man. – John Locke

  • Error is none the better for being common, nor truth the worse for having lain neglected. – John Locke

  • Anger is uneasiness or discomposure of the mind upon the receipt of any injury, with a present purpose of revenge – John Locke

  • Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certain truth, error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our judgment, giving assent to that which is not true. – John Locke

  • Children generally hate to be idle; all the care then is that their busy humour should be constantly employed in something of use to them – John Locke

  • Certain subjects yield a general power that may be applied in any direction and should be studied by all. – John Locke

  • The Church which taught men not to keep faith with heretics, had no claim to toleration. – John Locke

  • I do not say this, that I think there should be no difference of opinions in conversation, nor opposition in men’s discourses… ‘Tis not the owning one’s dissent from another, that I speak against, but the manner of doing it. – John Locke

  • Faith is the assent to any proposition not made out by the deduction of reason but upon the credit of the proposer. – John Locke

  • To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament. – John Locke

  • There are two sides, two players. One is light, the other is dark. – John Locke

  • With books we stand on the shoulders of giants. – John Locke

  • When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success... - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • Don’t let the things you don’t have prevent you from using what you do have. – John Locke

  • That which parents should take care of… is to distinguish between the wants of fancy, and those of nature. – John Locke

  • The great art to learn much is to undertake a little at a time. – John Locke

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  • I am sure, zeal or love for truth can never permit falsehood to be used in the defense of it. – John Locke

  • What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason? – John Locke

  • Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature – John Locke

  • A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty. – John Locke

  • A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. – John Locke

  • I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly: and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason. – John Locke

  • 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. – John Locke

  • So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with. – John Locke

  • The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have. – John Locke

  • The least and most imperceptible impressions received in our infancy have consequences very important and of long duration. – John Locke

  • Truth certainly would do well enough, if she were once left to shift for herself…She is not taught by laws, nor has she any need of force, to procure her entrance into the minds of men. – John Locke

  • Success in fighting means not coming at your opponent the way he wants to fight you. – John Locke

 

  • Justice and truth are the common ties of society - John Locke Click To Tweet
  • Not time is the measure of movement but: …each constant periodic appearance of ideas. – John Locke

  • The business of education is not to make the young perfect in any one of the sciences, but so to open and dispose their minds as may best make them – capable of any, when they shall apply themselves to it. – John Locke

  • Understanding like the eye; whilst it makes us see and perceive all things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own subject. – John Locke

  • The mind is furnished with ideas by experience alone – John Locke

  • The picture of a shadow is a positive thing. – John Locke

  • Crooked things may be as stiff and unflexible as streight: and Men may be as positive and peremptory in Error as in Truth. – John Locke

  • Where there is no desire, there will be no industry. – John Locke

  • Curiosity in children is but an appetite for knowledge. – John Locke

  • Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. – John Locke

  • In the beginning, all the world was America. – John Locke

  • Virtue is everywhere that which is thought praiseworthy; and nothing else but that which has the allowance of public esteem is called virtue. – John Locke

  • To ask at what time a man has first any ideas is to ask when he begins to perceive; having ideas and perception being the same thing. – John Locke

  • Habits 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 – John Locke

  • He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss – John Locke

  • I thought that I had no time for faith nor time to pray, then I saw an armless man saying his Rosary with his feet. – John Locke

  • He that makes use of another’s fancy or necessity to sell ribbons or cloth dearer to him than to another man at the same time, cheats him. – John Locke

  • He that will make good use of any part of his life must allow a large part of it to recreation. – John Locke

  • Men’s happiness or misery is [for the] most part of their own making. – John Locke

  • If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands. – John Locke

  • How long have you been holding those words in your head, hoping to use them? – 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

  • The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation. – John Locke

  • Don’t tell me what I can’t do! – John Locke

  • But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression – John Locke

  • Let not men think there is no truth, but in the sciences that they study, or the books that they read. – John Locke

  • Slavery is so vile and miserable an Estate of Man, and so directly opposite to the generous Temper and Courage of our Nation; that ’tis hardly to be conceived, that an Englishman, much less a Gentleman, should plead for’t. – John Locke

  • Who are we to tell anyone what they can or can’t do? – John Locke

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

  • The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves. – John Locke

  • If you punish him for what he sees you practise yourself, he… will be apt to interpret it the peevishness and arbitrary imperiousness of a father, who, without any ground for it, would deny his son the liberty and pleasure he takes himself. – John Locke

  • The greatest part cannot know, and therefore they must believe. – John Locke

  • This is to think, that men are so foolish, that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats, or foxes; but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions. – John Locke

  • He that would seriously set upon the search of truth, ought in the first place to prepare his mind with a love of it. For he that loves it not, will not take much pains to get it; nor be much concerned when he misses it. – John Locke

  • This is my destiny — I’m supposed to do this, dammit! Don’t tell me what I can and can’t do! – John Locke

  • ‘Tis true that governments cannot be supported without great charge, and it is fit everyone who enjoys a share of protection should pay out of his estate his proportion of the maintenance of it. – John Locke

     

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  • Mathematical proofs, like diamonds, are hard and clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning. – John Locke

  • Struggle is nature’s way of strengthening it – John Locke

  • The care of souls cannot belong to the civil magistrate. – John Locke

  • Though the water running in the fountain be every ones, yet who can doubt, but that in the pitcher is his only who drew it out? – John Locke

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

  • The greatest part of mankind … are given up to labor, and enslaved to the necessity of their mean condition; whose lives are worn out only in the provisions for living. – John Locke

  • The chief art of learning is to attempt but a little at a time. – John Locke

  • The necessity of pursuing true happiness is the foundation of all liberty- Happiness, in its full extent, is the utmost pleasure we are capable of. – John Locke

  • If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender. – John Locke

  • Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule. – John Locke

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