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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

John A. Locke

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.

John A. Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

John A. Locke

The discipline of desire is the background of character.

John Locke

The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke

Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.

John Locke

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John Locke

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

John Locke

Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.

John Locke

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.

John Locke

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.

John A. Locke

Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.

John A. Locke

What worries you, masters you.

John A. Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.

John A. Locke

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.

John A. Locke

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

John A. Locke

If someone is going to kill me, they are going to kill me. -- John F. Kennedy (to Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.), 1962.

John F. Kennedy

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

John Lubbock

Love is love's reward.

John Dryden

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.

John Christian Bovee

Beware the fury of a patient man.

John Dryden
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