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There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. John Stuart Mill#Experience 82
John Stuart Mill#Experience 82
Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind. John Stuart Mill#Happiness 70
John Stuart Mill#Happiness 70
I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized. John Stuart Mill#Another 67
John Stuart Mill#Another 67
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. John Stuart Mill#Desirable 64
John Stuart Mill#Desirable 64
A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself. John Stuart Mill#Security 61
John Stuart Mill#Security 61
Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians. John Stuart Mill 61
John Stuart Mill 61
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. John Stuart Mill#Accountable 60
John Stuart Mill#Accountable 60
Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good the themselves, than by compelling each other to live as seems good to the rest. John Stuart Mill#Man 60
John Stuart Mill#Man 60
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. John Stuart Mill#Power 59
John Stuart Mill#Power 59
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. John Stuart Mill#Endeavouring 59
John Stuart Mill#Endeavouring 59
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