Thursday, December 22, 2011

Commonplace Entry

Quotation for Today

"Words having naturally no signification, the idea, which each stands for, must be learned by those who would exchange thoughts. This should teach us moderation, in imposing our own sense of old authors." John Locke, Essay on the Human Understanding, 1688 

Source: quoted in Sterling Andrus Leonard, The Doctrine of Correctness in English Usage 17 (1962).

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