John Locke

John Locke

was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.More John Locke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every man carries about him a touchstone, if he will make use of it, to distinguish substantial gold from superficial glitterings, truth from appearances. And indeed the use and benefit of this touchstone, which is natural reason, is spoiled and lost only by assuming prejudices, overweening presumption, and narrowing our minds.More John Locke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Long discourses, and philosophical readings, at best, amaze and confound, but do not instruct children. When I say, therefore, that they must be treated as rational creatures, I mean that you must make them sensible, by the mildness of your carriage, and in the composure even in the correction of them, that what you do is reasonable in you, and useful and necessary for them; and that it is not out of caprichio , passion or fancy, that you command or forbid them any thing.More John Locke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Church which taught men not to keep faith with heretics, had no claim to toleration.More John Locke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nobody is made anything by hearing of rules, or laying them up in his memory; practice must settle the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule; and you may as well hope to make a good painter, or musician, extempore, by a lecture and instruction in the arts of music and painting, as a coherent thinker, or a strict reasoner, by a set of rules, showing him wherein right reasoning consists.More John Locke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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