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John Stuart Mill Quotes:- John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873) usually cited as J. S. Mill, was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant.


Inspirational John Stuart Mill Quotes


“We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.”-John Stuart Mill

Inspirational John Stuart Mill Quotes

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.”-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


“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


“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

“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.”-John Stuart Mill


Famous John Stuart Mill Quotes


“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


“What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.”-John Stuart Mill


“All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.”-John Stuart Mill


“Originality is the one thing that unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.”-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 liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.”-John Stuart Mill


“Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.”-John Stuart Mill


“Eccentricity has always abounded when and where the 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


Best John Stuart Mill Quotes About Character


“A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”-John Stuart Mill


“He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.”-John Stuart Mill


“The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.”-John Stuart Mill

“The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.”-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 disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.”-John Stuart Mill


“All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.”-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


Greatest John Stuart Mill Quotes


“Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.”-John Stuart Mill


“The only part of the conduct of anyone, 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

“Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.”-John Stuart Mill


“That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.”-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