John Locke 1632 – 1704 was an English philosopher and physician. 
He was an Enlightenment thinker and is commonly known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’ (political liberty and equality). 
‘Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself’ 
‘A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world’ 
‘I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts’ 
‘It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth’ 
‘The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it’ 
‘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 dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good’ 
‘Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him’ 
‘The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others’ 
‘What worries you, masters you’ 
‘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’ 
‘The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property’ 
‘Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours’ 
‘All wealth is the product of labour’ 
‘New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common’ 
‘Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guarded’ 
‘No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience’ 
‘There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men’ 
‘Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches’ 
‘Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins’ 
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