The best Quotes by John Stuart Mill

The best Quotes by John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist, politician, and civil servant. One of the most-influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century" by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, he conceived of liberty as justifying the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
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.
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.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
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.
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.

Quotes about John Stuart Mill

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table
David Hume could outconsume Schopenhauer and Hegel
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schlossed as Schlegel
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the raisin' of the wrist
Socrates himself was permanently pissed
And John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, on a half a pint of shandy was particularly ill
Plato, they say, could stick it away; half a pint of whiskey, every day
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
Hobbes was fond of his dram
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed -
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed.

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Yorkshireman 1: "Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves."
Yorkshireman 2: "But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'."
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I've got two legs, from my hips to the ground
And when I move them, they walk around
And when I lift them, they climb the stairs
And when I shave them, they ain't got hairs.
I'd like to have an argument please.
Customer: "This isn't an argument! It's just contradiction!"
Professional Arguer: "No, it isn't!"
Customer: "Yes it is!"
Professional Arguer: "No, no, no!"
Customer: "It is!"
Professional Arguer: "No, it isn't!"
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"Good evening, Your Holiness."
"Evening, Michelangelo. I want to talk to you about this painting of yours, The Last Supper. I'm not happy about it."
"Oh, dear. It took me hours."
"Not happy at all."
"Is it the jello you don't like?"
"No."
"It does add a bit of colour, doesn't it. Oh, I know, you don't like the kangaroo."
"What kangaroo?"
"No problem, I'll paint him out."
"I never saw a kangaroo."
"Uh, he's right at the back. No sweat, I'll make him into a disciple. All right?"
"That's the problem."
"What is?"
"The disciples."
"Are they too Jewish? I made Judas the most Jewish."
"No, it's just that there are 28 of them."
Barrister II: "And I waggled me wig! Whoaaoha!"
Barrister I: "You waggled you what?"
Barrister II: "I waggled me wig!"
Barrister I: "Really?"
Barrister II: "Ah, the only thing I waggled!"
Sit on my face and tell me that you love me, I'll sit on your face and tell you I love you too, I love to hear you oralise, when I'm between your thighs you blow me away. Sit on my face and let my lips embrace you, I'll sit on your face and then I'll love you truly, life can be fine if we both 69, if we sit on our faces in all sorts of places and play till we're blown away.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
1
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
1
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
1
If love ruled on Earth, all laws were expendable.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
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By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
2
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
1
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
4
Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
4
Without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation.
3
We keep moving forward, opening new doors... because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
3
In a world that's changing so quickly, you're guaranteed to fail if you don't take any risks.
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3
I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.
2
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
20
That's the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f*cking life.
14
The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair ot not, they just get on with it.
10
Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
8
It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking: How did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue. And maybe we can actually never have it, no matter what. How did he know that?
Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
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J. D. Vance - Juli 2024
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