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in their sources of pleasure,
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"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."
 
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"
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)