John Locke Quotes (199 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.”
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1779 edition), p. 1
“All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.”
Two Treatises of Government (1689)
“All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
Book IV, Ch. 20, sec. 17 - Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689)
The Works of John Locke (1828 edition)
Book 1, Ch. 3, sec. 3 - Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689)
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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.