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John Stuart Mill

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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

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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



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Quotes about happiness:



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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health."
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown."
Victor Hugo
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another."
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove."
Jeremy Bentham
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed."
Jean de La Bruyere
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
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Quotes about pleasure:



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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure."
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for."
Charles Baudelaire
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
Aristotle
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Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali."
Salvador Dalí
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Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends."
John Stuart Mill
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Quotes about action:



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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action."
Simone de Beauvoir
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Hannah Arendt
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
Henri Bergson
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
Simone de Beauvoir
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John Stuart Mill also said...



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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."
John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism
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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."
John Stuart Mill
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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that."
John Stuart Mill
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The usefulness of an opinion is itself matter of opinion."
John Stuart Mill
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Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind."
John Stuart Mill
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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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