"John Locke" Fellow of the Royal Society/FRS, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Age of Enlightenment/Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical liberalism/Classical Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British Empiricism/empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American Revolution/American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More John Locke on Wikipedia.