"The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."John Stuart Mill on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."John Stuart Mill on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."John Stuart Mill on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."John Stuart Mill on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."John Stuart Mill on Booker T. Washington
"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."