John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

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.

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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

Induction is a process of inference; it proceeds from the known to the unknown.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on awareness, community, and force

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on change, community, economics, fighting, force, future, history, mankind, men, purpose, questions, and time

History shows that great economic and social forces flow like a tide over communities only half conscious of that which is befalling them. Wise statesmen foresee what time is thus bringing, and try to shape institutions and mold men's thoughts and purposes in accordance with the change that is silently coming on. The unwise are those who bring nothing constructive to the process, and who greatly imperil the future of mankind by leaving great questions to be fought out between ignorant change on one hand and ignorant opposition to change on the other.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on desires, happiness, and learning

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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