Posts Tagged ‘John Locke’

Quote of the day, Jan. 18

January 18, 2016

John Locke, from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)

“It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 5

December 5, 2013

John Locke, on oppression (1689)

“But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2013

John Locke, on imagination

“Is there anything as extravagant as the imaginations of men’s brains?”

Quote of the day, Aug. 8

August 9, 2011

John Locke, on liberty and license

“But though this be a state of liberty, yet it is not a state of licence; though man in that state have an uncontrollable liberty to dispose of his person or possessions, yet he has not liberty to destroy himself, or so much as any creature in his possession, but where some nobler use than its bare preservation calls for it. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 5

June 5, 2011

John Locke, on the expression of new opinions (1690)

“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”