When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)
Contributed by: Zaady
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
Source: On Liberty, 1859
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.
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.
I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
Source: Quoted by Adlai Stevenson
The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest.
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
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