Quotation by John Locke

Let us then suppose the Mind to be, as we say, white Paper, void of all Characters, without any Ideas; How comes it to be furnished...? To this I answer, in one word, From Experience: In that, all our Knowledge is founded; and from that it ultimately derives it self.
John Locke (1632–1704), British empirical philosopher. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, bk. II, ch. 1, p. 104, ed. Peter H. Nidditch, Clarendon Press, Oxford (1979).

Basic statement of Locke's empiricism.
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