John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on desires and men

Men do not desire to be rich, but to be richer than other men.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on belief, interest, and power

One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on danger and time

That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on creativity, individuality, virtue, and wisdom

The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on community, exercise, good, power, and purpose

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 a sufficient warrant.

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on courage, mind, and sacrifice

The price paid for intellectual pacification is the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: "On Liberty", 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on force, hope, listening, and people

There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides.

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on achievement, opportunity, and time

They who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time.

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on giving, nature, play, and women

What is contrary to women's nature to do, they never will be made to do by simply giving their nature free play.

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on accidents, chaos, discipline, knowledge, and unity

The guesses which serve to give mental unity and wholeness to a chaos of scattered particulars, are accidents which rarely occur to any minds but those abounding in knowledge and disciplined in intellectual combinations.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: Mill, 1879, p. 344

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