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Quote of John Stuart Mill - That principle is, that the sole...


Biography - John Stuart Mill:

English philosopher and political economist.
Born: 1806 - Died: 1873
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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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Ce principe veut que les hommes ne soient autorisés, individuellement ou collectivement, à entraver la liberté d'action de quiconque que pour assurer leur propre protection. La seule raison légitime que puisse avoir une communauté pour user de la force contre un de ses membres est de l'empêcher de nuire aux autres.




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Quotes for: strength


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Quotes about strength:


Consciousness of our powers augments them.





I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.





There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!






That which does not kill me makes me stronger.











Quotes for: freedom


Quotes

Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





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.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.











Quotes for: others


Quotes

Quotes about others:


To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





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.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca  





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.











Quotes for: action


Quotes

Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.





Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.











Quotes

John Stuart Mill also said...


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





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.





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.





The usefulness of an opinion is itself matter of opinion.





Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.





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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