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No Ideas but from Sensation or Reflection, evident, if we observe Children.       §20. I see no Reason therefore to believe, that the Soul thinks
before the Senses have furnishd it with Ideas to think on; and as those are
increased, and retained; so it comes, by Exercise, to improve its
Faculty of thinking in the several parts of it, as well as afterwards, by
compounding those Ideas, and reflecting on its own Operations, it
increases its Stock as well as Facility, in remembring, imagining,
reasoning, and other modes of thinking.
Locke Hum II, 1, §20, p. 116