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"The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it."
Donald Rumsfeld
John Locke Quotes
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

All wealth is the product of labor.
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

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

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
John Locke

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

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

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
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 always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke

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

If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do muchwhat as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly.
John Locke

It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
John Locke

The discipline of desire is the background of character.
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

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
John Locke

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

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

There 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.
John Locke

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

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

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

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

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
John Locke

Type:
Philosopher
Date of Birth:
1632-08-29
Year of Death:
1704
Nationality:
English
 

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