Facts about John Locke England Flag

Summary

John Locke (born in Wrington at Bristol in England, died in Oates in Essex) was a famous Philosopher from England, who lived between August 29, 1632 and October 28, 1704. He became 72 years old.

Biography

John Locke was an English philosopher and physician. Within epistemology Locke is considered the first of the British empirical tests. In relation to social contract theory, he developed an alternative to Thomas Hobbes' state of nature, claiming that the government was only legitimate if it acknowledged the people's consent, and protection of universal rights as life, liberty and property. Locke believed consent formed the state's social contract. If the state did not live up to this, Locke believed that people had a right to revolt.

Locke ideas had enormous influence on the development of political philosophy, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers and contributors to liberal policies. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment and the American revolutionaries. This influence is reflected in the American Declaration of Independence.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 38 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topic Men.

Related authors: Voltaire, Richard Hooker, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Saul Kripke, David Hume

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke

Famous quotes by John Locke (38)


Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Government has no other end, but the preservation of property"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"All wealth is the product of labor"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Where there is no property there is no injustice"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"What worries you, masters you"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The discipline of desire is the background of character"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts"


Comments