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New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
—  John Locke
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
—  John Locke
Truth, then, seems to me, in the proper import of the word, to signify nothing but the joining or separating of Signs, as the Things signified by them do agree or disagree one with another. The joining or separating of signs here meant, is what by another name we call proposition. So that truth properly belongs only to propositions: whereof there are two sorts, viz. mental and verbal; as there are two sorts of signs commonly made use of, viz. ideas and words.
—  John Locke
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
—  John Locke
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
—  John Locke
Reason is natural revelation, whereby the eternal father of light, and fountain of all knowledge, communicates to mankind that portion of truth which he has laid within the reach of their natural faculties: revelation is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God.
—  John Locke
That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.
—  John Locke
Probability is a kind of penance, which God made, suitable, I presume to that state of mediocrity and probationership he has been pleased to place us in here; wherein, to check our over-confidence and presumption, we might, by every day's experience, be made sensible of our short-sightedness, and liableness to error.
—  John Locke
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
—  John Locke
Every man must some time or other be trusted to himself.
—  John Locke
... mathematical proofs, like diamonds, are hard and clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning.
—  John Locke
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
—  John Locke
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
—  John Locke
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
—  John Locke
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
—  John Locke
He that will have his son have respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son.
—  John Locke
Every man has a property in his own person; this nobody has a right to but himself.
—  John Locke
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.
—  John Locke
If punishment makes not the will supple it hardens the offender.
—  John Locke
Revelation in matters where reason cannot judge, or but probably, ought to be hearkened to. First, Whatever proposition is revealed, of whose truth our mind, by its natural faculties and notions, cannot judge, that is purely matter of faith, and above reason.
—  John Locke
The Legislative cannot transfer the Power of Making Laws to any other hands. For it being but a delegated Power from the People, they who have it, cannot pass it over to others. The People alone can appoint the Form of the Commonwealth, which is by Constituting the Legislative, and appointing in whose hands that shall be.
—  John Locke
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
—  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, and therefore should be secured, because they seldom return again.
—  John Locke

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