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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

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



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French
La nécessité de rechercher le véritable bonheur est le fondement de notre liberté.

German
Die Nothwendigkeit, das wahre Glück zu suchen, ist die Grundlage der Freiheit.




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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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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.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Article XVII – Property being an inviolable and sacred right, no one can be deprived of private usage, if it is not when the public necessity, legally noted, evidently requires it, and under the condition of a just and prior indemnity.
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A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
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Necessity delivers us from the embarrassment of choice.
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Plurality is never to be posited without necessity.
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Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
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Necessity never made a good bargain.
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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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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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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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