Aphorisms by author: John Locke

If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.
By theme : Behavior Health Knowledge
I would not have children much beaten for their faults, because I would not have them think bodily pain the greatest punishment.
By theme : Childhood Education
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
By theme : Philosophy Society
All wealth is the product of labor.
By theme : Society Wealth
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
By theme : Behavior Relations Society
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and education must finish him.
By theme : Education
Government has no other end but the preservation of property.
By theme : Politics State
We are like chameleons; we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
By theme : Behavior Character Psychology
Logic is the anatomy of thought.
By theme : Thought
It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.
By theme : Childhood Education
We are taught to clothe our minds, as we do our bodies, after the fashion in vogue; and it is accounted fantastical or something worse, not to do so.
By theme : Behavior Fashion Morality Society
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Thought
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
By theme : Society
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
By theme : Character
Fashion is, for the most part, nothing but the ostentation of riches.
By theme : Fashion
It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.
By theme : Behavior Education Vice Wisdom
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