Monday, April 19, 2010

John Mill

"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."
~John Stuart Mill~


James said...

No argument on this quote. Every generation proves this to be true!

Anonymous said...

Argument on this one. There are always people whining about how things aren't as good as they used to, how civilization is coming to and end. Mill died about 130 years ago. The world hasn't descended into anarchy yet.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

That's a good point. Danger is often overstated.

Although actually I think the danger he postulated was not anarchy or the end of the world, but rather conformity and boredom.