John Stuart Mill Quotes

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

John Stuart Mill

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

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

John Stuart Mill

In this age, the man who dares to think for himself and to act independently does a service to his race

John Stuart Mill

Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.

John Stuart Mill

War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill

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

One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill

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

John Stuart Mill

To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.

John Stuart Mill

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

John Stuart Mill

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 in silencing mankind

John Stuart Mill

It is as certain that many opinions, now general, will be rejected by future ages, as it is that many, once general, are rejected by the present

John Stuart Mill

Language is the light of the mind

John Stuart Mill

The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection

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The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.

John Stuart Mill
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