Persons [ ] The business of man is to be happy | John Locke, 1632-1704

Godfrey Kneller Portrait of John Locke 1697

Godfrey Kneller, Portrait of John Locke, 1697

“What worries you masters you.”

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”

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

“Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses.”

Curiosity in children is but an appetite for knowledge.”

“Business of man is to be happy.”

“Men’s actions are the best guides to their thoughts.”

“Every man has a property in his person, This nobody has a right to, but himself.”

“Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.”

“Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world;
and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.”

“Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.”

“Personal identity is made of sameness of consciousness.”

“Who lies for you will lie against you.”

“Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind.”

“Whenever law ends, tyranny begins.”

“Revolt is the right of the people.”

John Locke, 1632-1704

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