John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on action, liberty, and mankind

The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on mankind and power

If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on evil

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We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on mankind, mediocrity, power, and world

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on men, obedience, and women

Men do not want solely the obedience of women, they want their sentiments.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on study

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As often as a study is cultivated by narrow minds, they will draw from it narrow conclusions.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: Auguste Comte and Positivism

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on health, life, order, politics, progress, reform, and stability

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on action, concern, individuality, interest, and society

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on exercise, individuality, and oppression

We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on god, individuality, and men

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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