A Quote by John Stuart Mill on character, courage, danger, genius, order, people, society, strength, time, and tyranny

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. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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