Posts Tagged ‘John Stuart Mill’

Quote of the day, April 1

March 31, 2017

John Stuart Mill, from On Liberty (1859)

“The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.”


Quote of the day, July 1

July 1, 2015

John Stuart Mill, on liberty

“The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to to other people.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 16

January 16, 2015

John Stuart Mill, on the individual

“Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called.”

Quote of the day, March 26

March 26, 2012

John Stuart Mill, on liberty

“Over one’s mind and over one’s body the individual is sovereign.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 15

October 15, 2010

John Stuart Mill, on public opinion

“Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 28, 2010

John Stuart Mill, from On Liberty (1859)

“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it.  (more…)