John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

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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A Quote by John Stuart Mill

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

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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 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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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on belief, force, and interest

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest.

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on originality

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on good and originality

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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