John Locke

English philosopher and physician.


What is the origin of good?

To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.

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What is the origin of evil?

All men are liable to error - and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

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What is the nature of the mind?

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.

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How do you find happiness?

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World - he that has these two, has little more to wish for - and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.

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How do you find truth?

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.

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What is the meaning of life?

It is ambition enough to be employed as an under-labourer in clearing the ground a little, and removing some of the rubbish which lies in the way to knowledge.

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Who or what is God?

As men, we have God for our King, and are under the law of reason - as Christians, we have Jesus the Messiah for our King, and are under the law revealed by him in the gospel.

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What question is missing?

The great question which, in all ages, has disturbed mankind, and brought on them the greatest part of their mischiefs - has been, not whether be power in the world, nor whence it came, but who should have it.

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