John Locke was an English philosopher who stressed that the role of the government was to protect the people and their natural rights of life, liberty, and property. Locke's philosophical views helped influence the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.