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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

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.




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Translation

(French)



French
Là où tout n'est que rêve, raisonnements et argumentations sont inutiles, vérité et connaissance ne sont rien.




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Quotes for: reason


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Quotes about reason:


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Have courage to use your own reason!
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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Quotes for: dream


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Quotes for: dream


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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Life is a sleep and love is its dream; and you have lived if you have loved.
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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Hope is a waking dream.
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Quotes for: knowledge


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Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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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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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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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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