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Ideas, especially those belonging to Principles, not born with Children.       §2. If we will attentively consider new born Children, we shall
have little Reason, to think, that they bring many Ideas into the
World with them. For, bating, perhaps, some faint Ideas, of Hunger,
and Thirst, and Warmth, and some Pains, which they may have felt
in the Womb, there is not the least appearance of any setled Ideas at
all in them; especially of Ideas, answering the Terms, which make up those
universal Propositions, that are esteemed innate Principles. One may
perceive how, by degrees, afterwards, Ideas come into their Minds;
and that they get no more, nor no other, than what Experience,
and the Observation of things, that come in their way, furnish
them with; which might be enough to satisfy us, that they are not
Original Characters, stamped on the Mind.
Locke Hum I, 4, §2, p. 85