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JOHN STUART MILL
English philosopher and political economist
(1806 - 1873)
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The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
      - [Mediocrity]

The love of power and the love of liberty are in eternal antagonism.
      - [Authority]

The moral influence of woman over man is almost always salutary.
      - [Morality]

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 implode their efforts to obtain it.
      - [Freedom]

The philosophy of reasoning, to be complete, ought to comprise the theory of bad as well as of good reasoning.
      - [Reason]

The price paid for intellectual pacification is the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind.
      - [Pacification]

The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.
      - [Learning]

The time appears to me to have come when it is the duty of all to make their dissent from religion known.
      - [Religion]

The work of a State in the long run is the work of the individuals composing it.
      - [States]

The world would be astonished if it knew how great a proportion of its brightest ornaments, of those most distinguished even in popular estimation for wisdom and virtue, are complete skeptics in religion.
      - [Skepticism]

The worth of a state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it.
      - [Individuality]

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
      - [Happiness]

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. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more mportant than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
      - [War]

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called.
      - [Despotism]

Unearned increment.
      - Political Economy (bk. V, ch. II, sec. 5),
        phrase used in the land agitation of 1870-71
        [Government]

When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.
      - Principles of Political Economy
         (bk. II, ch. VI, sec, V) [Agriculture]


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