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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
Source: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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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.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Alle Menschen sind dem Irrtum ausgesetzt, und die meisten Menschen sind in vielen Punkten durch Leidenschaft oder Interesse in Versuchung dazu.”
John Locke - Versuch über den menschlichen Verstand

French
Tous les hommes sont sujets à l'erreur, et plusieurs sont exposés à y tomber en plusieurs rencontres, par passion ou par intérêt.”
John Locke - Essai sur l'entendement humain




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Love truth, but pardon error.”
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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
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Without music, life would be a mistake.”
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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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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.”
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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.”
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.”
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.”
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
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What we term virtue is often but a mass of various actions and divers interests, which fortune, or our own industry, manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.”
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
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Intelligence is the eye of the soul, not its strength. Its strength is in the heart, that is, in the passions.”
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Man is the future of man.”
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.”
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No man is weak by choice.”
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
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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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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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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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The necessity of pursuing true Happiness is the foundation of liberty.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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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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