John Stuart Mill

20 May 1806 // 8 May 1873
Philosopher / Economist


Hapiness is Always Elsewhere (1)

Happiness is the test of all rules of conduct and the end of life. But... this end was only to be attained by not making it the direct end. Those only are happy, I thought, who have their minds fixed...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."