John Stuart Mill Quotes

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. John Stuart Mill

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

The worth of the state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it. John Stuart Mill

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next. John Stuart Mill

They who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time. John Stuart Mill

One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests. John Stuart Mill

That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time. John Stuart Mill

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and courage which it contained. John Stuart Mill

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. John Stuart Mill

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine. John Stuart Mill

There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism. John Stuart Mill

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement. John Stuart Mill

Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race…John Stuart Mill

All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people. John Stuart Mill