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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1071
AUTHOR: John Stuart Mill (1806–73)
QUOTATION: The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar, particularly in that of Greece, Rome, and England.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN STUART MILL, On Liberty, ed. David Spitz, chapter 1, p. 3 (1975). Originally published in 1859.