Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
John Locke — quotes and aphorisms
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
All wealth is the product of labor.
What worries you, masters you.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.