Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by John Locke

John Locke’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by John Locke, this article we look at John Locke’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by John Locke.

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

John Locke
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.


If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.

John Locke
 If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.

The discipline of desire is the background of character.

John Locke
 The discipline of desire is the background of character.

The improvement of the understanding is for two ends; first, for our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out that knowledge to others.

John Locke
 The improvement of the understanding is for two ends; first, for our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out that knowledge to others.

Understanding like the eye; whilst it makes us see and perceive all things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own subject.

John Locke
 Understanding like the eye; whilst it makes us see and perceive all things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own subject.

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

John Locke
 The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

John Locke
 No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

All wealth is the product of labor.

John Locke
 All wealth is the product of labor.

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
 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.

The necessity of pursuing true happiness is the foundation of all liberty- Happiness, in its full extent, is the utmost pleasure we are capable of.

John Locke
 The necessity of pursuing true happiness is the foundation of all liberty- Happiness, in its full extent, is the utmost pleasure we are capable of.

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

John Locke
 A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

MEN being, as has been said, 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.

John Locke
 MEN being, as has been said, 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.

‘Tis true that governments cannot be supported without great charge, and it is fit everyone who enjoys a share of protection should pay out of his estate his proportion of the maintenance of it.

John Locke
 'Tis true that governments cannot be supported without great charge, and it is fit everyone who enjoys a share of protection should pay out of his estate his proportion of the maintenance of it.

Hence it is a mistake to think, that the supreme or legislative power of any common-wealth, can do what it will, and dispose of the estates of the subject arbitrarily, or take any part of them at pleasure.

John Locke
 Hence it is a mistake to think, that the supreme or legislative power of any common-wealth, can do what it will, and dispose of the estates of the subject arbitrarily, or take any part of them at pleasure.

In my opinion, understanding who your target audience is, and what they want, and writing to them (and only them!) is the most important component of being successful as an author.

John Locke
 In my opinion, understanding who your target audience is, and what they want, and writing to them (and only them!) is the most important component of being successful as an author.

He that makes use of another’s fancy or necessity to sell ribbons or cloth dearer to him than to another man at the same time, cheats him.

John Locke
 He that makes use of another's fancy or necessity to sell ribbons or cloth dearer to him than to another man at the same time, cheats him.

Logic is the anatomy of thought.

John Locke
 Logic is the anatomy of thought.

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.

John Locke
 All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.

I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly: and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason.

John Locke
 I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly: and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason.

There are a thousand ways to Wealth, but only one way to Heaven.

John Locke
 There are a thousand ways to Wealth, but only one way to Heaven.

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 Locke
 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.

Set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer.

John Locke
 Set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer.

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

John Locke
 There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

Every man must some time or other be trusted to himself.

John Locke
 Every man must some time or other be trusted to himself.

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