"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."John Stuart Mill on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."John Stuart Mill on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."John Stuart Mill on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."John Stuart Mill on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."John Stuart Mill on Joseph Stalin
"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."