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Biography - John Stuart Mill:

English philosopher and political economist.
Born: 1806 - Died: 1873
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

There should be, in every polity, a centre of resistance to the predominent power in the constitution - and in a democratic constitution, therefore, a nucleus of resistance to the democracy.




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Il devrait y avoir en toute constitution un centre de résistance contre le pouvoir prédominant, et, par conséquent, dans une constitution démocratique, un moyen de résistance contre la démocratie.




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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.





Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.





What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.





Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.











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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.





It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question. The other party to the comparison knows both sides.





That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That 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.





The usefulness of an opinion is itself matter of opinion.





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





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.












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