John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

A Quote by John Stuart Mill

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on horses

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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)

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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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A Quote by John Stuart Mill

Was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it?

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on lawyers and men

Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on belief, existence, imagination, independence, men, and reason

The tendency has always been strong to believe that whatever received a name must be an entity or being, having an independent existence of its own. And if no real entity answering to the name could be found, men did not for that reason suppose that none existed, but imagined that it was something peculiarly abstruse and mysterious.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: Quoted in Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man, W.W.Norton&Co,Ltd, NY, 1996

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on generations and wisdom

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: Quoted by Adlai Stevenson

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on custom and obstacles

The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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