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Quote of John Locke - The improvement of understanding is for...


Biography - John Locke:

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

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.




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The enlightenment of understanding makes man smarter, but not better.




Quotes for: to understand


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Quotes for: to understand


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.





The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.





Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.











Quotes for: others


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Quotes about others:


To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





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.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca  





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.











Quotes for: knowledge


Quotes

Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;





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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John Locke also said...


Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.





No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





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.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





The necessity of pursuing true Happiness is the foundation of liberty.












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