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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will read more

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.

by John Stuart Mill Found in: Prevention Quotes,
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Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

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

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When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses
are kept, a cow is kept for read more

When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses
are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.

by John Stuart Mill Found in: Agriculture Quotes,
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There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as read more

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. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

by John Stuart Mill Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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