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What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.


John Stuart Mill

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JOHN STUART MILL
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives...
I never ...
JOHN STUART MILL
All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take ...
JOHN STUART MILL
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power amon...
JOHN STUART MILL
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if w...
JOHN STUART MILL
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has bro...
JOHN STUART MILL
The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
JOHN STUART MILL
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
JOHN STUART MILL
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.
JOHN STUART MILL
A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction, and in either case he ...
JOHN STUART MILL
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
JOHN STUART MILL
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the...
JOHN STUART MILL
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as...
JOHN STUART MILL
No one can be a great thinker who does not recognize that as a thinker it is his first duty to follo...
JOHN STUART MILL
He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any...
JOHN STUART MILL
If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one tha...
JOHN STUART MILL
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
JOHN STUART MILL
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long a...
JOHN STUART MILL
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
JOHN STUART MILL
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any hu...
JOHN STUART MILL
But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human rac...
JOHN STUART MILL
The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves.
JOHN STUART MILL
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns...
JOHN STUART MILL
The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of histor...
JOHN STUART MILL
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it profes...
JOHN STUART MILL
Men might as well be imprisoned, as excluded from the means of earning their bread.
JOHN STUART MILL
Men do not desire merely to be rich, but to be richer than other men
JOHN STUART MILL
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interest...
JOHN STUART MILL
Yet the love of money is not only one of the strongest moving forces of human life, but money is, in...
JOHN STUART MILL
Of two pleasures, if there be one to which all or almost all who have experience of both give a deci...
JOHN STUART MILL
Capacity for the nobler feelings is in most natures a very tender plant, easily killed, not only by ...
JOHN STUART MILL
The form of association, however, which if mankind continue to improve, must be expected in the end ...
JOHN STUART MILL
The will of the people, moreover, practically means the will of the most numerous or the most active...
JOHN STUART MILL
He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any...
JOHN STUART MILL
Unfortunately for the good sense of mankind, the fact of their fallibility is far from carrying the ...
JOHN STUART MILL
Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post as soon as there is no enemy in the field.
JOHN STUART MILL
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are we...
JOHN STUART MILL