John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on custom and obstacles

The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content