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Quote of John Locke - The reason why men enter into...


Biography - John Locke:

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

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.




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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.
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Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.
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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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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.
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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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