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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

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where 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.




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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.
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Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.
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Quotes for: genius


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Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.
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Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.
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Good sense and genius beget esteem and regard: Wit and humour excite love and affection.
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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In fact, every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius to a certain extent a child.
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The first and last thing required of genius is love of truth.
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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
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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.
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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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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.
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The usefulness of an opinion is itself matter of opinion.
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Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
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