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 :: 1806-1873, British Philosopher, Economist

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A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Insecurity]

 

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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 - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Originality]

 

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All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Charity]

 

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As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Injustice]

 

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Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Happiness]

 

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But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal Impulses and preferences.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Individuality]

 

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Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Conservatives]

 

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Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Eccentricity]

 

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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Knowledge]

 

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I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Happiness]

 

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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 - [Dissent]

 

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One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Belief]

 

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Originality is the one thing unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Originality]

 

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That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Individuality]

 

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That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Wisdom]

 

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The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Eccentricity]

 

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The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Custom]

 

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The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Bureaucracy]

 

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