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John Locke
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    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-LockeJohn Locke
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    All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    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-LockeJohn Locke
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    As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    Government has no other end, but the preservation of property. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    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-LockeJohn Locke
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    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-LockeJohn Locke
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    New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    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-LockeJohn Locke
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    Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    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-LockeJohn Locke
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    The discipline of desire is the background of character. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good. John-LockeJohn Locke
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    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/">John Locke
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    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/">John Locke
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    The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. John-Locke/">John Locke
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    The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property. John-Locke/">John Locke
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    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/">John Locke
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    There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men. John-Locke/">John Locke
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    Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state. John-Locke/">John Locke
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    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/">John Locke
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    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/">John Locke
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    We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us. John-Locke/">John Locke
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    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/">John Locke
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    What worries you, masters you. John-Locke/">John Locke
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    Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing. John-Locke/">John Locke