John Locke Quotes (173 quotes)
“The great and chief end, therefore, of men's uniting into commonwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preservation of their property.”
Second Treatise of Civil Government Chapter 9, sec. 124 (1690)
Second Treatise of Civil Government Chapter 5, sec. 49 (1690)
“Man being... by nature all free, equal, and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent.”
Second Treatise of Civil Government Chapter 8, sec. 95 (1690)
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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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