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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

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




Translation

Translation

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French
La vertu est plus difficile à acquérir que la connaissance du monde, et si un jeune homme en perd une fois le goût, il répare rarement cette perte.

German
Tugend ist schwerer zu erlangen, als Kenntnis der Welt, und selten wiederzugewinnen, wenn sie in einem jungen Manne einmal verloren gegangen.




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Quotes for: youth


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Quotes about youth:


For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!

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The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.
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It takes a long time to become young.
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Youth has no age.
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Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
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Quotes for: virtue


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Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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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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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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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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