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AUTHOR: John Stuart Mill (1806–73)
QUOTATION: When the people are too much attached to savage independence, to be tolerant of the amount of power to which it is for their good that they should be subject, the state of society (as already observed) is not yet ripe for representative government.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN STUART MILL, Considerations on Representative Government, chapter 6, p. 108 (1861).
SUBJECTS: Government