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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

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.




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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
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Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
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If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
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And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?
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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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