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 :: 1806-1873, British Philosopher, Economist

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The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Self-respect]

 

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The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Mediocrity]

 

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The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Truth]

 

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The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Feminism]

 

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The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Freedom]

 

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The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Masses]

 

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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Opinions]

 

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The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it -- a State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes -- will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.
~ John Stuart Mill - [State]

 

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There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Experience]

 

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There is one plain rule of life. Try thyself unweariedly till thou findest the highest thing thou art capable of doing, faculties and outward circumstances being both duly considered, and then do it.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Excellence]

 

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Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Courage]

 

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To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Understanding]

 

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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their own free choice -- is often the means of their regeneration.
~ John Stuart Mill - [War]

 

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We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Repression]

 

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What ever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter what name it is called.
~ John Stuart Mill - [Individuality]

 

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