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  • 1.
    No slave is a slave to the same lengths, and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. The Subjection of Women, ch. 2 (1869). See Mill on marriage.
  • 2.
    A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. "The Contest in America," Dissertations and Discussions (1859).
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    As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. "The Contest in America," Dissertations and Discussions (1859).

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  • 4.
    We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 2 (1859).

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  • 5.
    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 (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 3 (1859).

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  • 6.
    That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 3 (1859).

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  • 7.
    All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 1 (1859).

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  • 8.
    The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 3 (1859).

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  • 9.
    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 (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 2 (1859).

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  • 10.
    If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary 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 (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. On Liberty, ch. 2 (1859).

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