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John Locke

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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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Quotes about mistake:


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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire
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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
Bertrand Russell
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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.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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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.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.”
Victor Hugo
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Quotes about interest:


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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.”
George Bernard Shaw
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin
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Interest blinds some and makes some see.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Quotes about passion:


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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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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.”
Marcel Proust
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
Denis Diderot
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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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.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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John Locke also said...


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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.”
John Locke
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.”
John Locke
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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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As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.”
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