shayarisms4lovers June18 246 - 15 John Locke Quotes to Help you Think Without Prejudice

15 John Locke Quotes to Help you Think Without Prejudice

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John Locke was an English philosopher and physician, widely known as the founder of empiricism and the “Father of Liberalism.”

Locke’s philosophy inspired both the European Enlightenment and the Constitution of the United States. His political philosophy was grounded in the importance of toleration between individuals and in the notion of the social contract, concerning the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual.

Locke’s theories inspired later philosophers such as Voltaire, Jean Jacques Rousseau, David Hume and Immanuel Kant. By defining the self through a continuity of consciousness, Locke suggested that all of our ideas and knowledge are determined only by experience (empiricism) and that individuals are born without built-in mental content.

As a physician, Locke had become a fellow of the Royal Society and along with Thomas Sydenham, conducted important research based on careful observation and firm evidence.

Here are 15 John Locke quotes to help you think without prejudice and become a more tolerant person.

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

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

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

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.

To prejudge other men’s notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.

Few men think, yet all will have opinions. Hence men’s opinions are superficial and confused.

The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

Now, I appeal to the consciences of those who persecute, wound, torture, and kill other men on the excuse of ‘religion’, whether they do this in a spirit of friendship and kindness.

Our business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.

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

To love truth for truth’s sake is the principal part of human perfection

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 12 - Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

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In this urban daily haiku, “Changes.”

Water…Rippling at the motion of movement. A quiet beach front and gray skies. Perspective is hung in the clouds. Pause is the granules between toes. The thousand moments of prayers, words laced with wisdom, and hopes break through the clouds of change. Peace is the answering. An urban daily haiku on a perspective of our challenging times.

Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

look through reflection
a thousand moments of pause
perspective changes

What is a Haiku Poem?  A Japanese poem which can also be known as a Hokku. A Haiku poem is similar to a Tanka but has fewer lines. A Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.…

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shayarisms4lovers may18 59 - 20 Aristotle Quotes to Develop your Logical Thinking

20 Aristotle Quotes to Develop your Logical Thinking

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One of the greatest intellectual figures, Aristotle was an Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. Along with Plato – another outstanding philosopher – Aristotle is referred to as the “Father of Western Philosophy.”

After Plato’s death, Aristotle left Athens and became the tutor of Alexander the Great. Teaching a king had opened him many doors and opportunities, so later on he founded his own school in Athens – the Lyceum.

Aristotle is best known as the founder of formal logic. The philosopher’s goal was to come up with a universal process of reasoning that would help people be able to learn anything.

Many of his principles, observations and theories on subjects like physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, economics and politics were universally accepted by Western philosophers until the 19th century.

Aristotle basically influenced almost all forms of knowledge. Some of his most important works include Nichomachean EthicsPoliticsMetaphysicsOn the Soul, Poetics and Prior Analytics.

Here are 20 Aristotle quotes to help you develop your logical thinking.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of time …

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