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Ideas of primary Qualities are resemblances; of secondary, not.       §15. From whence I think it is easie to draw this Observation,
That the Ideas of primary Qualities of Bodies, are Resemblances of them,
and their Patterns do really exist in the Bodies themselves; but the
Ideas, produced in us by these Secondary Qualities, have no resemblance of
them at all. There is nothing like our Ideas, existing in the Bodies
themselves. They are in the Bodies, we denominate from them, only
a Power to produce those Sensations in us: And what is Sweet, Blue,
or Warm in Idea, is but the certain Bulk, Figure, and Motion of the
insensible Parts in the Bodies themselves, which we call so.
Locke Hum II, 8, §15, p. 137