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AUTHOR: John Stuart Mill (1806–73)
QUOTATION: If it were felt that the free development of individuality is one of the leading essentials of well-being; that it is not only a coordinate element with all that is designated by the terms civilisation, instruction, education, culture, but is itself a necessary part and condition of all those things; there would be no danger that liberty should be undervalued.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN STUART MILL, On Liberty, ed. David Spitz, chapter 3, p. 54 (1975). Originally published in 1859.
SUBJECTS: Individual