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Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
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The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as t

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
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Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be cal

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
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What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to a

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
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Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conser

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
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The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
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Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but se

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
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The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasa

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
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Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experien

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
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Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
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There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until pe

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