Quotes attributed to John Locke
- The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which (treats)
everyone (equally). Reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind...
that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in
his life, health or possessions.
- (We have learned from) history we have reason to conclude that all
peaceful beginnings of government have been laid in the consent of the people.
- The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on
earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man,
but only have the law of nature for his rule.
- It may not be (wrong) to offer new... (ideas) when the old
(traditions) are apt to lead men into mistakes, as this (idea) of
(fatherly) power's probably has done, which seems so (eager) to place
the power of parents over their children wholly in the father, as if
the mother had no share in it; whereas if we consult reason or (the
Bible), we shall find she has an equal title.
Quotes havested from alt.quotations