John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on life paths

He who lets the world choose his plan of life for him has need of no other faculty than that of ape-like imitation.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on happiness, love, breakup, confusion, and heart

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on freedom, liberty, health, choice, and personal choice

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill

A [psychological] difficulty is not an impossibility.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: Berkeley: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series) (Great Philosophers (Routledge (Firm))), Pages: 35

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on mankind, opinion, silencing, power, justified, and justification

If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on life, knowledge, truth, and thinking

No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize, that as a thinker it is his first duty to follow his intellect to whatever conclusions it may lead.  Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty and Other Essays (Oxford World's Classics), Pages: 39

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on liberty, individualism, individuality, freedom, rights, and individual rights

The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on action, accountablility, evil, and social justice

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 (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on evil, government, power, and reason

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on happiness

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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