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John Stuart Mill Quote: “Whatever crushes individuality is despotism.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The real advantage which truth has, consists in this, that when an opinion is true, it may be extinguished once, twice, or many times, but in the course of ages there will generally be found persons to rediscover it.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Art is the employent of the powers of nature for an end.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Photography is a brief complicity between foresight and luck.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The ne plus ultra of wickedness is embodied in what is commonly presented to mankind as the creed of Christianity.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “In this age, the mere example of nonconformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Trade is a social act. Whoever undertakes to sell any description of any goods to the public, does what affects the interest of other persons, and of society in general; and thus his conduct, in principal, comes within the jurisdiction of society.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The sole evidence it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people do actually desire it.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ way to build an audience.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “No slave is a slave to the same lengths, and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Education makes a man a more intelligent shoemaker, if that be his occupation, but not by teaching him how to make shoes; it does so by the mental exercise it gives, and the habits it impresses.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Who can compute what the world loses in the multitude of promising intellects combined with timid characters, who dare not follow out any bold, vigorous, independent train of thought, lest it should land them in something which would admit of being considered irreligious or immoral?”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “In proportion to the development of his individuality, each person becomes more valuable to others. There is a greater fullness of life about his own existence, and when there is more life in the units there is more in the mass which is composed of them.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Money is a machine for doing quickly and commodiously what would be done, though less quickly and commodiously, without it.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Despotism is a legitimate mode of government in dealing with barbarians, provided the end be their improvement.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The spirit of improvement is not always a spirit of liberty, for it may aim at forcing improvements on an unwilling people.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go .”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The bad workmen who form the majority of the operatives in many branches of industry are decidedly of opinion that bad workmen ought to receive the same wages as good.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “It would be a great misunderstanding of this doctrine to suppose that it is one of selfish indifference about the well-being of others’.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The object of universities is not to make skillful lawyers, physicians or engineers. It is to make capable and cultivated human beings.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The world would be astonished if it knew how great a proportion of its brightest ornaments, of those distinguished even in popular estimation for wisdom and virtue, are complete sceptics in religion.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Men do not want solely the obedience of women, they want their sentiments.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “In the long-run, the best proof of a good character is good actions.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “And it is not difficult to show, by abundant instances, that to extend the bounds of what may be called moral police, until it encroaches on the most unquestionably legitimate liberty of the individual, is one of the most universal of all human propensities.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “THE time, it is to be hoped, is gone by when any defence would be necessary of the “liberty of the press” as one of the securities against corrupt or tyrannical government.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “But these few are the salt of the earth; without them, human life would become a stagnant pool. Not only is it they who introduce good things which did not before exist, it is they who keep the life in those which already existed.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The happiness which they meant was not a life of rapture, but moments of such, in an existence made up of few and transitory pains, many and various pleasures, with a decided predominance of the active over the passive, and having as the foundation of the whole not to expect more from life than it is capable of bestowing.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “I know tolerably well what Ireland was, but have a very imperfect idea of what Ireland is.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “It is not because men’s desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “To do as one would be done by, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, constitute the ideal perfection of utilitarian morality.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “It is a bitter thought, how different a thing the Christianity of the world might have been, if the Christian faith had been adopted as the religion of the empire under the auspices of Marcus Aurelius instead of those of Constantine.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “Society between equals can only exist on the understanding that the interests of all are to be regarded equally.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “The true virtue of human beings is fitness to live together as equals; claiming nothing for themselves but what they as freely concede to everyone else; regarding command of any kind as an exceptional neccessity, and in all cases a temporary one.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “To mistake money for wealth, is the same sort of error as to mistake the highway which may be the easiest way of getting to your house or lands, for the house and lands themselves.”
John Stuart Mill Quote: “A person’s taste is as much his own peculiar concern as his opinion or his purse.”
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