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    Of two pleasures, if there be one

    “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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    I have learned to seek my happiness

    “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    The person who has nothing for 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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    The duty of man is the same

    “The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    If all mankind minus one were of

    “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

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    As for charity, it is a matter

    “As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    War is an ugly thing, but not

    “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever

    “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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    Unquestionably, it is possible to do without

    “Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    Eccentricity has always abounded when and where

    “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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    A man who has nothing for which

    “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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    Actions are right in proportion as they

    “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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    The duty of man is the same

    “The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    The amount of eccentricity in a society

    “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.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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    The general tendency of things throughout the

    “The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.”

    — John Stuart Mill

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