John Mill

John Mill

English philosopher, economist and social activist
Most boys or youths who have had much knowledge drilled into them, have their mental capacities not strengthened, but overlaid by it. They are crammed with mere facts, and with the opinions and phrases of other people, and these are accepted as a substitute for the power to form opinions of their own. And thus, the sons of eminent fathers, who have spared no pains in their education, so often grow up mere parroters of what they have learnt, incapable of using their minds except in the furrows traced for them.More John Mill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A government with all this mass of favours to give or to withhold, however free in name, wields a power of bribery scarcely surpassed by an avowed autocracy, rendering it master of the elections in almost any circumstances but those of rare and extraordinary public excitement.More John Mill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The love of power and the love of liberty are in eternal antagonism.More John Mill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The majority, being satisfied with the ways of mankind as they now are (for it is they who make them what they are), cannot comprehend why those ways should not be good enough for everybody; and what is more, spontaneity forms no part of the ideal of the majority of moral and social reformers, but is rather looked on with jealousy, as a troublesome and perhaps rebellious obstruction to the general acceptance of what these reformers, in their own judgment, think would be best for mankind.More John Mill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience.More John Mill quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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