- Second Treatise on Civil Government: Section 17: "He that, in the state of nature, would take away the freedom that belongs to..."
- Second Treatise on Civil Government: Section 227: "In both the fore-mentioned cases, when either the legislative is changed, or the legislators act..."
- Second Treatise on Civil Government: Section 57: "Law, in its true notion, is not so much the limitation as the direction of..."
John Locke was an English philosopher and physician, 1632-1704, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. An early British empiricist, he also contributed to social contract theory, epistemology, and political philosophy. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory inspired the phrase, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” found in the United States Declaration of Independence.