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John Stuart Mill quotes: Over one's mind and over one's body the individual is sovereign. Over one's mind and over one's body the individual is sovereign.
John Stuart Mill quotes: All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience. All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience.
John Stuart Mill quotes: I know tolerably well what Ireland was, but have a very imperfect idea of what Ireland is. I know tolerably well what Ireland was, but have a very imperfect idea of what Ireland is.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Names with indeterminate connotation are not to be confounded with names which have more than one connotation, that is to say, ambiguous words. Names with indeterminate connotation are not to be confounded with names which have more than one connotation, that is to say, ambiguous words.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption. Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine. The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state. Command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
John Stuart Mill quotes: A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill quotes: A world from which solitude is extirpated, is a very poor ideal. A world from which solitude is extirpated, is a very poor ideal.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The great creative individual ... is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be. The great creative individual ... is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind. The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
John Stuart Mill quotes: But was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it? But was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it?
John Stuart Mill quotes: All attempts by the State to bias the conclusions of its citizens on disputed subjects, are evil. All attempts by the State to bias the conclusions of its citizens on disputed subjects, are evil.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do. The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Have intercourse with females, acquire wealth. Have intercourse with females, acquire wealth.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The concessions of the privileged to the unprivileged are seldom brought about by any better motive than the power of the unprivileged to extort them. The concessions of the privileged to the unprivileged are seldom brought about by any better motive than the power of the unprivileged to extort them.
John Stuart Mill quotes: In every respect the burthen is hard on those who attack an almost universal opinion. In every respect the burthen is hard on those who attack an almost universal opinion.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The beliefs which we have the most warrant for have no safeguard, but a standing invitation to the whole world to prove them unfounded. The beliefs which we have the most warrant for have no safeguard, but a standing invitation to the whole world to prove them unfounded.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Is there any moral enormity which might not be justified by imitation of such a Deity? Is there any moral enormity which might not be justified by imitation of such a Deity?
John Stuart Mill quotes: There is no 'one-size-fits-all' way to build an audience. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' way to build an audience.
John Stuart Mill quotes: There is a tolerably general agreement about what a university is not. It is not a place of professional education. There is a tolerably general agreement about what a university is not. It is not a place of professional education.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Governments must be made for human beings as they are, or as they are capable of speedily becoming. Governments must be made for human beings as they are, or as they are capable of speedily becoming.
John Stuart Mill quotes: One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests. One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative. Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
John Stuart Mill quotes: It is only in the backward countries of the world that increased production is still an important object. It is only in the backward countries of the world that increased production is still an important object.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Photography is a brief complicity between foresight and luck. Photography is a brief complicity between foresight and luck.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The philosophy of reasoning, to be complete, ought to comprise the theory of bad as well as of good reasoning. The philosophy of reasoning, to be complete, ought to comprise the theory of bad as well as of good reasoning.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual. Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The idea is essentially repulsive, of a society held together only by the relations and feelings arising out of pecuniary interest. The idea is essentially repulsive, of a society held together only by the relations and feelings arising out of pecuniary interest.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Imputation; for if the sources of pleasure were precisely the same to human beings and to swine, the Imputation; for if the sources of pleasure were precisely the same to human beings and to swine, the
John Stuart Mill quotes: The demand for commodities is not the demand for labor. The demand for commodities is not the demand for labor.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Everyone who receives the protection of society owes a return for the benefit. Everyone who receives the protection of society owes a return for the benefit.
John Stuart Mill quotes: God is a word to express, not our ideas, but the want of them. God is a word to express, not our ideas, but the want of them.
John Stuart Mill quotes: It is given to no human being to stereotype a set of truths, and walk safely by their guidance with his mind's eye closed. It is given to no human being to stereotype a set of truths, and walk safely by their guidance with his mind's eye closed.
John Stuart Mill quotes: I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized. I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
John Stuart Mill quotes: When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land. When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.
John Stuart Mill quotes: It would be a great misunderstanding of this doctrine to suppose that it is one of selfish indifference about the well-being of others'. 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 quotes: The study of science teaches young men to think, while study of the classics teaches them to express thought. The study of science teaches young men to think, while study of the classics teaches them to express thought.
John Stuart Mill quotes: So Long as we do not harm others we should be free to think, speak, act, & live as we see fit, without molestation from individuals, law, or gov't. So Long as we do not harm others we should be free to think, speak, act, & live as we see fit, without molestation from individuals, law, or gov't.
John Stuart Mill quotes: So true is that unnatural generally means only uncustomary, and that everything which is usual appears natural. So true is that unnatural generally means only uncustomary, and that everything which is usual appears natural.
John Stuart Mill quotes: There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides. There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Truth emerges from the clash of adverse ideas. Truth emerges from the clash of adverse ideas.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The only names of objects which connote nothing are proper names; and these have, strictly speaking, no signification. The only names of objects which connote nothing are proper names; and these have, strictly speaking, no signification.
John Stuart Mill quotes: We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
John Stuart Mill quotes: All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Trade is a social act. Trade is a social act.
John Stuart Mill quotes: No slave is a slave to the same lengths, and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is. 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 quotes: In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny. In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
John Stuart Mill quotes: All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people. All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The habit of analysis has a tendency to wear away the feelings. The habit of analysis has a tendency to wear away the feelings.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Marriage is the only actual bondage known to our law. There remain no legal slaves, except the mistress of every house. Marriage is the only actual bondage known to our law. There remain no legal slaves, except the mistress of every house.
John Stuart Mill quotes: When one's ideas are not challenged, one's ability to defend them weakens. When one's ideas are not challenged, one's ability to defend them weakens.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The sole evidence it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people do actually desire it. The sole evidence it is possible to produce that anything is desirable, is that people do actually desire it.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation. Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation.
John Stuart Mill quotes: It is as certain that many opinions, now general, will be rejected by future ages, as it is that many, once general, are rejected by the present. It is as certain that many opinions, now general, will be rejected by future ages, as it is that many, once general, are rejected by the present.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Define logic as the science which treats of the operations of the human understanding in the pursuit of truth. Define logic as the science which treats of the operations of the human understanding in the pursuit of truth.
John Stuart Mill quotes: With equality of experience and of general faculties, a woman usually sees much more than a man of what is immediately before her. With equality of experience and of general faculties, a woman usually sees much more than a man of what is immediately before her.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Liberty lies in the rights of that person whose views you find most odious. Liberty lies in the rights of that person whose views you find most odious.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The moment one asks himself whether he is happy, he ceases to be so. The moment one asks himself whether he is happy, he ceases to be so.
John Stuart Mill quotes: There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
John Stuart Mill quotes: The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement. The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience. Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
John Stuart Mill quotes: I well knew that to propose something which would be called extreme, was the true way not to impede but to facilitate a more moderate experiment. I well knew that to propose something which would be called extreme, was the true way not to impede but to facilitate a more moderate experiment.
John Stuart Mill quotes: Money is a machine for doing quickly and commodiously what would be done, though less quickly and commodiously, without it. Money is a machine for doing quickly and commodiously what would be done, though less quickly and commodiously, without it.