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"Human nature
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Human nature
 
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is not a machine
 
is not a machine
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to be built after a model,
 
to be built after a model,
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and set to do exactly  
 
and set to do exactly  
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the work prescribed for it,
the work prescribed for it
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,
 
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but a tree
 
but a tree
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which requires to grow
 
which requires to grow
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and develop itself on all sides,  
 
and develop itself on all sides,  
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according to the tendency
 
according to the tendency
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of the inward forces
 
of the inward forces
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which make it
 
which make it
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a living thing.
a living thing
 
  
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Such  
 
Such  
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are the differences
 
are the differences
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among human beings
 
among human beings
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in their sources of pleasure,  
 
in their sources of pleasure,  
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their susceptibilities of pain,
 
their susceptibilities of pain,
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and the operation on them
 
and the operation on them
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of different physical and moral agencies,  
of different physical and moral agencies
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,  
 
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that
 
that
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unless there is
 
unless there is
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a corresponding diversity
 
a corresponding diversity
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in their modes of life,  
 
in their modes of life,  
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they neither obtain their fair share of happiness,  
 
they neither obtain their fair share of happiness,  
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nor grow up to the mental, moral, and aesthetic stature  
 
nor grow up to the mental, moral, and aesthetic stature  
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of which their nature is capable."
of which their nature is capable
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Table of Contents | Discuss John Stuart Mill, On Liberty


"Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it,

but a tree which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.

Such are the differences among human beings in their sources of pleasure, their susceptibilities of pain, and the operation on them of different physical and moral agencies,

that unless there is a corresponding diversity in their modes of life, they neither obtain their fair share of happiness, nor grow up to the mental, moral, and aesthetic stature of which their nature is capable."


John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Table of Contents | Discuss John Stuart Mill, On Liberty