Quotes by John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill, usually cited as J. S.

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

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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.

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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.

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

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Alles, was nicht als Mittel zu einem Zweck und letztlich als Mittel zum Glück begehrt wird, ist selbst ein Teil des Glücks und wird erst dann um seiner selbst willen begehrt, wenn es dazu geworden ist.

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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.

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