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About John Locke
John Locke was an English philosopher and doctor.
He was one of the most important thinkers of The Age of Enlightenment and he is regarded as the "Father of Classical Liberalism". He influenced Voltaire, Immanuel Kant and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his body of work also influenced the United States Declaration of Independence. He was also the first to talk about Tabula rasa, which means that humans are born without built-in mental content and all knowledge comes from experience.
His Personal Life
He was born in Essex in 1632. He never married and he never had children.
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Famous quotes by John Locke
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.John Locke
All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.John Locke
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.John Locke
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.John Locke
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.John Locke
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.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.John Locke
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.John Locke
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.John Locke
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.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
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge it is thinking that makes what we read ours.John Locke
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.John Locke
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.John Locke
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.John Locke
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.John Locke
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.John Locke
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.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.John Locke
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.John Locke
John Locke's Popularity
John Locke was a famous English philosopher and doctor, who was born on August 29, 1632. As a person born on this date, John Locke is listed in our database as the 4th most popular celebrity for the day (August 29).
People born on August 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. John Locke is the 101st most popular Virgo.
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