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Letter "J" » John Stuart Mill Quotes
«Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so»
«Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.»
«One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.»
«What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.»
«The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.»
«I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.»
«If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.»
«We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.»
«That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next»
«In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.»