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Quotes About John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill, in his wonderful 1859 book On Liberty, talks about civility. And this is why you should always be concerned about calls for civility. He points out that civility ends up getting defined by the people who are in charge. And youll notice that when people argue for civility, they tend to actually believe that whatever they say is civil. And if theyre angry about it, its righteous rage. But if you say it and its kind of sharp or mean, then its incivil ... And sometimes, disagreement-to be productive-cant be all that civil.
— Greg Lukianoff —

John stuart mill knew several languages, advanced math and read many great books' before he was ten years old. his father taught him. in his early twenties he had a nervous breakdown and didn't leave his bed for three years. he read poetry and at started to feel better. he was a feminist and cared about human rights. five people went to his funeral

— Megan Boyle

If there are any persons who contest a received opinion ... let us thank them for it, open our minds to listen to them, and rejoice that there is some one to do for us what we otherwise ought, if we have any regard for either the certainty or the vitality of our convictions, to do with much greater labor for ourselves. -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

— Friedrich Nietzsche

(The Francophile and radical John Stuart Mill had noted, not long after the Commune fell, in a letter to an English union leader, "an infirmity of the French mind"-that of "being led away by phrases, and treating abstractions as if they were realities which have a will and exert active power.")

— Anonymous.

John Stuart Mill, in his wonderful 1859 book On Liberty, talks about civility. And this is why you should always be concerned about calls for civility. He points out that civility ends up getting defined by the people who are in charge. And you'll notice that when people argue for civility, they tend to actually believe that whatever they say is civil. And if they're angry about it, it's righteous rage. But if you say it and it's kind of sharp or mean, then it's incivil ... And sometimes, disagreement-to be productive-can't be all that civil.

— Greg Lukianoff

I protest against deference to any man, whether John Stuart Mill, or Adam Smith, or Aristotle, being allowed to check inquiry. Our science has become far too much a stagnant one, in which opinions rather than experience and reason are appealed to.

— William Stanley Jevons

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