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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

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




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Ich habe immer gedacht, dass die Handlungen der Menschen die besten Interpreten ihrer Gedanken sind.

French
J'ai toujours pensé que les meilleurs interprètes de la pensée des hommes, ce sont leurs actions.




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An action is the perfection and publication of thought.




Quotes for: thought


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Quotes about thought:


Great thoughts come from the heart.
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
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Eloquence is a painting of thought.
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Quotes for: action


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Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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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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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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The necessity of pursuing true Happiness is the foundation of liberty.
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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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