"The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."John Stuart Mill on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."John Stuart Mill on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."John Stuart Mill on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."John Stuart Mill on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."John Stuart Mill on Thomas Paine
"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."
"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."
"There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home."
"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience."
"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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