John Locke Quotes (173 quotes)
“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.”
The Works of John Locke (1823 edition)
“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”
Dedicatory epistle - Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689)
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
Second Treatise of Government (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607784005
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Locke
Born: August 29, 1632
Died: October 28, 1704 (aged 72)
Bio: John Locke, widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory.
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