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About John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher and social activist. He was very influential in social and political education and theories.
Mill believed in the struggle between control and need to feel independent. He was a tremendous supporter of the Freedom of Speech. In 1861, Mill published the book “The Subjection of Women”. It is known as one of the 1st books on women’s rights written by a male author. Mill also believed in a free market society. His book “Essays on Economics and Society” addresses his economics theories.
Mill struck up a friendship with Harriet Taylor, he considered her his intellectual equal and enjoyed intelligent conversations. When her husband passed away Harriet and Mill married. They had one daughter named Helen. Harriet was a great intellectual and thinker just like Mill, and their daughter was also a great writer and thinker.
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Famous quotes by John Stuart Mill
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important 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.John Stuart Mill
Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.John Stuart Mill
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.John Stuart Mill
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.John Stuart Mill
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.John Stuart Mill
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.John Stuart Mill
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.John Stuart Mill
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.John Stuart Mill
Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.John Stuart Mill
Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.John Stuart Mill
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.John Stuart Mill
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.John Stuart Mill
The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.John Stuart Mill
The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.John Stuart Mill
The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.John Stuart Mill
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.John Stuart Mill
The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.John Stuart Mill
The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.John Stuart Mill
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.John Stuart Mill
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.John Stuart Mill
The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.John Stuart Mill
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.John Stuart Mill
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important 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.John Stuart Mill
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.John Stuart Mill
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.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.John Stuart Mill
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill's Popularity
John Stuart Mill was a famous English philosopher, who was born on May 20, 1806. As a person born on this date, John Stuart Mill is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (May 20) and the 1st most popular for the year (1806).
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