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AUTHOR: John Stuart Mill (1806–73)
QUOTATION: But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN STUART MILL, On Liberty, ed. David Spitz, chapter 3, pp. 57–58 (1975). Originally published in 1859.
SUBJECTS: Individual