Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Moral laws are set as a curb and restraint to these exorbitant desires, which they cannot be but by rewards and punishments, that will over-balance the satisfaction any one shall propose to himself in the breach of the law.
John Locke (1632-1704), British philosopher. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, bk. 1, ch. 3, sect. 13, p. 74, ed. P. Nidditch, Oxford, Clarendon Press (1975).