That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)
Contributed by: Zaady
The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.
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.
The price paid for intellectual pacification is the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind.
Source: "On Liberty", 1859
There is always hope when people are forced to listen to both sides.
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.
What is contrary to women's nature to do, they never will be made to do by simply giving their nature free play.
Men do not desire to be rich, but to be richer than other men.
One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.
The principles which men profess on any controverted subject are usually a very incomplete exponent of the opinions they really hold.
Source: On Liberty, 1859
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