But we are well satisfied that it will be given, as soon as knowledge shall have made sufficient progress among the instructed classes themselves, to produce something like a general agreement in their opinions on the leading points of moral and political doctrine.
If there be an interest which one might expect to act forcibly upon the minds even of savages, it is the desire of simultaneously crushing a formidable neighbour whom none of them are strong enough to resist single-banded; yet none but civilized [p.
It is in a small society, where everybody knows everybody, that public opinion, so far as well directed, exercises its most salutary influence. Both of these, in an early stage of civilization, are confined to a few persons. It is only civilized beings who can combine.
Not only would its ends be good, but its means would be as well chosen as the wisdom of the age would allow; and the omnipotence of the majority would be exercised through the agency and according to the judgment of an enlightened minority, accountable to the majority in the last resort.
The amount of capital annually exported from Great Britain alone, surpasses probably the whole wealth of the most flourishing commercial republics of antiquity. The division of employments — the accomplishment by the combined labour of several, of tasks which could not be achieved by Dissertations and discussions john stuart mill number of persons singly — is the great school of co-operation.
We regard the system of those institutions, as administered for two centuries past, with sentiments little short of utter abhorrence.
Such fortunate circumstances, however, are seldom to be reckoned upon. The pupil must be led to interrogate his own consciousness, to observe and experiment upon himself: Moreover, the irresistible consequences of a state of advancing civilization; the new position in which that advance has placed, and is every day more and more placing, mankind; the entire inapplicability of old rules to this new position, and the necessity, if we would either realize the benefits of the new state or preserve those of the old, that we should adopt many new rules, and new courses of action; are topics which seem to require a more comprehensive examination than they have usually received.
There are two elements of importance and influence among mankind: This is one sense of the word civilization. Nor let it be thought disparaging.
His Autobiography has become a classic, and nearly a century after its publication is required reading in English classes for its style and logical development. One of these monopolies will be opened to competition when the newspaper stamp is taken off; whereby the importance of the newspaper press in the aggregate, considered as the voice of public opinion, will be increased, and the influence of any one writer in helping to form that opinion necessarily diminished.
He is wanting in intelligence to [p. Hundreds of newspapers speaking in the same voice at once, and the rapidity of communication afforded by improved means of locomotion, were what enabled the whole country to combine in that simultaneous energetic demonstration of determined will which carried the Reform Act.
The lioness in the fable boasted that though she produced only one at a birth, that one was a lion. They enjoyed seven happy years together while he was developing many of his theories.
Wherever there has arisen sufficient knowledge of the [p. But in another sense it stands for that kind of improvement only, which distinguishes a wealthy and powerful nation from savages or barbarians. Can they enable common sense to judge of science, or inexperience of experience?
The empirical knowledge which the world demands, which is the stock in trade of money-getting-life, we would leave the world to provide for itself; content with infusing into the youth of our country a spirit, and training them to habits, which would ensure their acquiring such knowledge easily, and using it well.
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