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He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. ...
by John Stuart Mill

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Related topics: Wisdom

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

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

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid,
but most stupid people are conservatives.
- John Stuart Mill

 

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

That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

The only power deserving the name is that of masses,
and of governments while they make themselves the organ
of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
- John Stuart Mill

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All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
- John Stuart Mill

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires,
rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
- John Stuart Mill

The general tendency of things throughout the world
is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
- John Stuart Mill

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they
usually die from is routine.
- John Stuart Mill

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
- John Stuart Mill

All action is for the sake of some end;
and rules of action,
it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole
character and color from the end to which they are subservient.
- John Stuart Mill

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

Men might as well be imprisoned, as excluded from the
means of earning their bread.
- John Stuart Mill

Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness;
it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.
- John Stuart Mill

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

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few
is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
- John Stuart Mill

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
- John Stuart Mill

We have a right, also, in various ways,
to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone,
not to the oppression of his individuality,
but in the exercise of ours.
- John Stuart Mill

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

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people,
it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill

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

The individual is not accountable to society for his
actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
- John Stuart Mill

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

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be
correct in what they affirm,
and wrong in what they deny.
- John Stuart Mill

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought
and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
- John Stuart Mill

All desirable things...
are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves,
or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.
- John Stuart Mill

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense,
are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
- John Stuart Mill

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited;
he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.
- John Stuart Mill

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference
of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
- John Stuart Mill

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform,
are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
- John Stuart Mill

No slave is a slave to the same lengths,
and in so full a sense of the word, as a wife is.
- John Stuart Mill

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

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
- John Stuart Mill

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing
hindrance to human advancement.
- John Stuart Mill

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.
- John Stuart Mill

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

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

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated
their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind,
human beings must be willing, when need is,
to do battle for the one against the other.
- John Stuart Mill

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

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

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.
- John Stuart Mill

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

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 sovereign.
- John Stuart Mill

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

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.
- John Stuart Mill

All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest,
originate in moral revolutions.
The subversion of established institutions is merely
one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
- John Stuart Mill

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec


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