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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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The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.
John Stuart Mill




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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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Love is a better teacher than duty.”
Albert Einstein
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.”
Albert Camus
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It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.”
Louis XIV
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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.”
John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism
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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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