John LockeJohn Locke, (1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist

John Locke Quote

“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

John LockeJohn Locke
~ John Locke

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RobertSRQ    11/13/07

Indeed! put you resources into intelligence and not bombs

kg, NE
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kg, NE    11/13/07

And that's why we need a good understanding of the rest of the world. Most Americans have no clue (or care) about other countries. The world knows more about us than we do about them. Our ignorance and arrogance will be our demise.

Logan, Memphis, TN

That and a 30ft high cement fence along our southern border. A socialized society CANNOT initially use knowledge to solve it's problems, it must use force.

Ken, Allyn, WA

Intelligence without the bombs is simply knowing ahead of time when you're going to be murdered.

Mike, Norwalk

well, 3 out of 4 previous comments are very good. The fourth branch of government (the media) only adds to the designed ignorance.

J Carlton, Calgary

God forbid a "Socialized" society. And I don't think people realize that "blowback" actually goes all the way back to at least the Treaty of Versailles which created out of thin air, the Arab states of today as well as set the stage for WW11. Real history isn't taught in schools and that's why the Media can tell us anything they want to...and we believe it.

E Archer, NYC

Ignorance and blind faith in authority figures leads to slavery.

warren, olathe

Real history being taught would destroy the chances for a "socialized "society. With out bombs "intelligence" in this world would do no good. Only an idiot would think that "intelligent" people do not need to defend their selves. The brightest are of course going to be the most affluent and it naturally follows that the "socialized" are going to attack the most affluent so there is nothing good to compare to. A thorough knowledge of the world brings with it the realization that good bombs are indispensable.

Howard, Harbor City

The only world that I am against is "The World Order". A little knowledge can do wonders.

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Anonymous    5/9/11

"Knowledge is power, guard it well"- Blood Ravens Space Marines quote.

Robert L. Davis, Neboville TN

Know your enemy.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Knowledge, decoupled from, uninformed by understanding, necessarily is incomplete.

In the absence of the constraining influence of immutable coordinating principles, ultimately, of understanding, knowledge is the most noxious of commodities.

Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT

He has a negative approach: "fence" and "against" give him away.

"The thorough knowledge of the world" also enables you to cooperate with and enjoy it.

E Archer, NYC

Well said, Patrick Henry. A falsehood held near and dear is a fence all on its own. The truth shall make you free.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

However the barriers, the Socialist leader will show us the gates, honorably, dignified, and true. Socialism is the challenge of social abilities to create the way to a more thorough knowledge.


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