John Stuart Mill


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  • ''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).
  • ''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.
  • ''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 (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. The Subjection of Women, ch. 4 (1869).
  • ''Marriage is the only actual bondage known to our law. There remain no legal slaves, except the mistress of every house.''
    John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), British philosopher, economist. The Subjection of Women, ch. 4 (1869). See Mill on wives.

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