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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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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.
John Stuart Mill




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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.”
John Stuart Mill




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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.”
John Stuart Mill
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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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