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Men are differently furnished with these, according to the different Objects they converse with.       §7. Men then come to be furnished with fewer or more simple
Ideas from without, according as the Objects, they converse with,
afford greater or less variety; and from the Operation of their Minds
within, according as they more or less reflect on them. For, though he
that contemplates the Operations of his Mind, cannot but have plain
and clear Ideas of them; yet unless he turn his Thoughts that way,
and considers them attentively, he will no more have clear and
distinct Ideas of all the Operations of his Mind, and all that may be
observed therein, than he will have all the particular Ideas of any
Landscape, or of the Parts and Motions of a Clock, who will not
turn his Eyes to it, and with attention heed all the Parts of it. The
Picture, or Clock may be so placed, that they may come in his way
every day; but yet he will have but a confused Idea of all the Parts
they are made up of, till he applies himself with attention, to consider
them each in particular.
Locke Hum II, 1, §7, p. 107