John Mill

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John Mill

John Mill

All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:21]
All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:36]
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:43]
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:08]
I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:22]
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:36]
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:48]
Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:54]
Men might as well be imprisoned, as excluded from the means of earning their bread.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:05]
No slave is a slave to the same lengths, and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:11]
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:28]
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:33]
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.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:13]
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:48]
The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:52]
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:16]
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. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:42]
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:50]
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:02]
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:07]
We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:22]
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.More John Mill [07/27/2011 10:07:47]
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.More John Mill [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.More John Mill [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.More John Mill [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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