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John Stuart Mill Quotes

British Philosopher and Civil Servant.
Born On
1806-05-20
Died On
1873-05-08
Birth Place
Pentonville, London, England
Death Place
Avignon, France
Birth Sign
taurus
Father
James Mill
Mother
Harriet Burrow
Spouse
Harriet Taylor Mill
Nationality
British
Education
University College London, Faculté des Sciences

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.

John Stuart Mill

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

John Stuart Mill

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

John Stuart Mill

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

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

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

John Stuart Mill

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

John Stuart Mill

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

John Stuart Mill

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.

John Stuart Mill

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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

John Stuart Mill

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill