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1. "John Locke invented common sense, and only Englishmen have had it ever since!"
Author: Bertrand Russell
2. "When John Knox went upstairs to plead with God for Scotland, it was the greatest event in Scottish history."
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
3. "Movies, TV, sports, come and go, but what you stand for is what people remember. Mandela, Martin Luther King, John Kennedy are people who really stood for something and were willing to die for it. You don't see a whole lot of that any more."
Author: Christopher Judge
4. "I call it Dante's Syndrome," John said. I had never heard him call it any such thing."Meaning I think Dave and I gained the ability to peer into Hell. Only it turns out Hell is righthere, it's all through us and around us and in us like the microbes that swarm through yourlungs and guts and veins. Hey, look! An owl!"We all looked. It was an owl, all right."
Author: David Wong
5. "As Blake leaned down to accept her hug she whispered, "Remember when you and Livia tried to hog the spotlight at my wedding? Just when you and Livia get to the good part, Cole and I are going to have porno sex right there."She and John took one small step at a time. She was obviously much more concerned about tripping than Kyle had been. During her descent, Blake just looked. Her white gown fit her frame perfectly, and the strapless dress revealed the gentle, tempting curves of her shoulders. Her bouquet contained the paper-napkin roses he'd made for her, combined with baby's breath. A flowing train cascaded down the stairs behind Livia, and an even longer veil billowed in the gentle breeze like a blown wish."
Author: Debra Anastasia
6. "Joram Kiango ni mpelelezi maarufu nchini Tanzania. Willy Gamba ni mpelelezi maarufu katika bara la Afrika. John Murphy ni mpelelezi maarufu duniani. Ni watu watatu tofauti wanaofanya kazi zinazofanana."
Author: Enock Maregesi
7. "Human nature with all its infirmities and deprivation is still capable of great things. It is capable of attaining to degrees of wisdom and goodness, which we have reason to believe, appear as respectable in the estimation of superior intelligences. Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. Isaac Newton and John Locke are examples of the deep sagacity which may be acquired by long habits of thinking and study."
Author: Isaac Newton
8. "...God was like the best musician in the world, because he put together all the sounds of nature and gave people like Jimi Hendrix his fingers and John Lennon his brain."
Author: John Corey Whaley
9. "Every possible thing that can happen or will happen has already happened somewhere. (Year 2036 John Titor)"
Author: John Titor Foundation
10. "John Locke, called the Father of Liberalism, made the argument that the individual instead of the community was the foundation of society. He believed that government existed by the consent of the governed, not by divine right. But the reason government is necessary is to defend private property, to keep people from stealing from each other. This idea appealed to the wealthy for an obvious reason: they wanted to keep their wealth. From the perspective of the poor, things look decidedly different. The rich are able to accumulate wealth by taking the labor of the poor and by turning the commons into privately owned commodities; therefore, defending the accumulation of wealth in a system that has no other moral constraints is in effect defending theft, not protecting against it."
Author: Lierre Keith
11. "I got this Christmas gift with the entire Beatles catalog. I had fun trying to duplicate what I was hearing on these records, only using the instruments I had at hand - an acoustic guitar, and that's all. It was endlessly amusing to me to try to imitate John Lennon and Paul McCartney's harmonies using the guitar."
Author: M. Ward
12. "No offense, but if you want to be with my niece, you should think about getting a haircut. My mother is very conservative.""No offense taken," John said mildly."
Author: Meg Cabot
13. "Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence. John Locke"
Author: Murray N. Rothbard
14. "But as I grew up as a child, falling in love with the theater and Shakespeare, my heroes were Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud."
Author: Patrick Stewart
15. "Liberalism is a creation of the seventeenth century, fathered by British philosopher John Locke (1632–1704). For Locke, liberalism means limited government, the rule of law, due process, liberty, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, separation of church and state, and separation of government powers into branches that oversee each other's authority."
Author: Peter Boghossian
16. "The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example."
Author: Robert Trout
17. "The suspect nature of these stories can be seen in the anecdote Jefferson told of Hamilton visiting his lodging in 1792 and inquiring about three portraits on the wall. "They are my trinity of the three greatest men the world has ever produced," Jefferson replied: "Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, and John Locke." Hamilton supposedly replied, "The greatest man that ever lived was Julius Casar."
Author: Ron Chernow
18. "But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation."
Author: Samuel Alexander
19. "But you, fine sir." John Miller clapped Dexter on the shoulder, a bit unsteadily. "You have problems of your own.""This is true," Dexter replied, nodding."The women," John Miller sighed.Dexter wiped a hand over his face, and glanced down the road. "The women. Indeed, dear squire, they perplex me as well.""Ah, the fair Remy," John Miller said grandly, and I felt a flush run up my face. Lissa, in the front seat, put a hand to her mouth."The fair Remy," Dexter repeated, "did not see me as a worthwhile risk.""Indeed.""I am, of course, a rogue. A rapscallion. A musician. I would bring her nothing but poverty, shame, and bruised shins from my flailing limbs. She is the better for our parting."John Miller pantomined stabbing himself in the heart. "Cold words, my squire.""Huffah," Dexter agreed."Huffah," John Miller repeated, "Indeed."
Author: Sarah Dessen
20. "For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words, but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds."
Author: Sarah Palin
21. "Go forth now and live, Locke Lamora. Live, uncertain."
Author: Scott Lynch
22. "When I sign people's stuff, I put down John 3:16 and 17."
Author: Si Robertson
23. "Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion. -quoting John Locke's argument."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
24. "If Bacchus ever had a color he could claim for his own, it should surely be the shade of tannin on drunken lips, of John Keat's 'purple-stained mouth', or perhaps even of Homer's dangerously wine-dark sea."
Author: Victoria Finlay
25. "We all have such fateful objects -- it may be a recurrent landscape in one case, a number in another -- carefully chosen by the gods to attract events of specific significance for us: here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane's heart always break."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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