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A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is mo

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more just

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.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is th

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any membe

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. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
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The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good,

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to societ

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 so
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Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involunt

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
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Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had a

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago