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Biography - John Locke:

English philosopher and physician.
Born: 1632 - Died: 1704
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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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 - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding




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Translation

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German
Es ist für den Seemann von großem Nutzen, über die Länge seiner Lotleine Bescheid zu wissen, auch wenn er mit ihr nicht alle Tiefen des Ozeans ergründen kann.”
John Locke - Versuch über den menschlichen Verstand

French
Il est très utile au marin de connaître la longueur de sa sonde, bien qu'il ne puisse pas avec elle tester la profondeur de l'océan.”
John Locke - Essai sur l'entendement humain




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Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.”
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.”
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
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The necessity of pursuing true Happiness is the foundation of liberty.”
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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”
John Locke - Some Thoughts Concerning Education
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