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John Stuart Mill

English economist; b. 1806; d. 1873  ·  2 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill, in Happiness and Misery

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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. 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, in War and Peace

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