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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

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.



He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Celui qui ne connaît que ses propres arguments connaît mal sa cause.

German
Wer nur seine eigene Auffassung eines Falles kennt, weiß wenig über ihn.




See also 

See also...



Let the other side be heard as well.

It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.




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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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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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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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