John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist, civil servant, and naturalist. Educated at home by his father, he was tasked as schoolmaster to his younger siblings at the age of eight. He later attended some courses in France at the Faculte des Sciences. At the age of seventeen he became a junior clerk for the British East India Company where he served as a colonial administrator for over thirty years. His best remembered works include System of Logic, On Liberty, and Utilitarianism.
Quotes by John Stuart Mill…
The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing when it is no longer doubtful, is the cause of half their errors.
Strong impulses are but another name for energy. Energy may be turned to bad uses, but more good may always be made of an energetic nature, than of an indolent and impassive one.