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      §24. This will appear very likely, and almost unavoidable to
come to pass, if we consider the Nature of Mankind, and the
Constitution of Humane Affairs: Wherein most Men cannot live,
without employing their time in the daily Labours of their Callings; nor be
at quiet in their Minds, without some Foundation or Principles to rest their
Thoughts on. There is scarce any one so floating and superficial in his
Understanding, who hath not some reverenced Propositions, which
are to him the Principles on which he bottoms his Reasonings; and
by which lie judgeth of Truth and Falshood, Right and Wrong;
which some, wanting skill and leisure, and others the inclination,
and some being taught, that they ought not, to examine; there are
few to be found, who are not exposed by their Ignorance, Laziness,
Education, or Precipitancy, to take them upon trust.
Locke Hum I, 3, §24, p. 82