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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

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.



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Le dicton, d'après lequel la vérité triomphe toujours de la persécution, est un des plaisants mensonges que les hommes répètent l'un après l'autre jusqu'à ce qu'ils passent en lieux communs, mais que toute expérience réfute.

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Das Diktum, dass die Wahrheit immer über die Unterdrückung triumphiert, ist eine jener angenehmen Unwahrheiten, die die Menschen immer und immer wiederholen, bis sie zu Gemeinplätzen werden, welche aber von der Erfahrung stets aufs Neue widerlegt werden.




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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.

If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer... And a people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please.




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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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Art is the most beautiful of all lies.
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Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
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Success has always been a great liar.
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The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
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A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
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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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