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John Stuart Mill

Brief Bio: English philosopher, political economist, Member of Parliament (MP) and civil servant

Lived: 1806-1873

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“Intellectual Debate”

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.

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“The increase of wealth is not boundless”

The increase of wealth is not boundless. A stationary condition of capital and population implies no stationary state of human improvement. There would be as much scope as ever for all kinds of mental culture, and moral and social progress; as much room for improving the art of living, and much more likelihood of it being improved, when minds ceased to be engrossed by the art of getting on.

— 1848

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