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A state which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands … will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.
   —  John Stuart Mill
On This Day In:
2015 Happy Memory
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2014 Sums
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Admiration Due
2012 Choices Matter
2011 Acceptance Is The Key
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While everyone well knows himself to be fallible, few think it necessary to take any precautions against their own fallibility, or admit the supposition that any opinion, of which they feel certain, may be one of the examples of the error to which they acknowledge themselves to be liable.  Absolute princes, or others who are accustomed to unlimited deference, usually feel this complete confidence in their own opinions on nearly all subjects.
    —   John Stuart Mill
From: “On Liberty”
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2012 Never, Never, Never
2011 Testing 1, 2, 3

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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


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