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" ... choice, wherever there are real diversities of aptitude, the great number will apply themselves to the things for which they are on the average fittest, and the exceptional course will only be taken by the exceptions. Either the whole tendency of... "
Considerations on Representative Government - Page 171
by John Stuart Mill - 1861 - 340 pages
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Constitutional law - 1861 - 340 pages
...there be 1 any difference, women require it more than men, since, being physically weaker, they are more dependent on law and society for protection....nor their claim to it less irresistible, when not likely to make a bad use of it. Nobody pretends to think that women would make a bad use of the suffrage....
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Representative government and representation - 1875 - 365 pages
...that, under complete freedom of choice, wherever there are real diversities of aptitude, the greater number will apply themselves to the things for which...are, and will be all their lives, nothing else than laborers in corn-fields or manufactories ; but this does not render the suffrage less desirable for...
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John Stuart Mill: A Criticism : with Personal Recollections

Alexander Bain - 1882 - 201 pages
...awakened interest in improvement, what formerly was the work of centuries, often requires only years." " Men, as well as women, do not need political rights...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." This should be — " Men, as well as women, need political rights, not in order that they may govern,...
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The Royal Readers: Special Canadian Series ..., Book 5

1883
...awakened interest in improvement, what formerly was the work of centuries, often requires only years." " Men as well as women do not need political rights...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned ; " this should be, " Men as well as women need political rights, not in order that they may govern,...
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A Handbook to Political Questions of the Day: With the Arguments on Either Side

Sydney Buxton - Great Britain - 1884 - 180 pages
...they "require the protection of the suffrage to secure them from an abuse of that authority ; " " they do not need political rights in order that they may...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." 3. — That though there may be truth in the assertion that a married woman is represented through...
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A handbook to political questions of the day

Sydney Charles Buxton (1st earl.) - 1885 - 188 pages
...they "require the protection of the suffrage to secure them from an abuse of that authority; " " they do not need political rights in order that they may...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." 8. — (a) That the argument that the male vote, on some special occasion, would be swamped by the...
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A Handbook to Political Questions of the Day: And the Arguments on Either Side

Great Britain - 1892 - 436 pages
...affecting them would be modified or swept away. secure them from an abuse of that authority ; " " they do not need political rights in order that they may...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." 3. — (a) That the argument that the male vote, on some special occasion, would be swamped by the...
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A Handbook to Political Questions of the Day: And the Arguments on Either Side

Great Britain - 1892 - 436 pages
...they "require the protection of the suffrage to secure them from an abuse of that authority;" " they do not need political rights in order that they may...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." 8.—(a) That the argument that the male vote, on some special occasion, would be swamped by the female,...
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Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, Volume 50

William Jay Youmans - Science - 1897
...arbitrarily or unjustly exercised. They anticipated in action the aphorism of John Stuart Mill, that " men do not need political rights in order that they may...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned " ; for, as was truly said by Guizot, " a constitution is only a device for turning ordinary mortals...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 73

English literature - 1896
...Mill, who was too intellectually sincere to deceive himself or flatter others, has said very truly that "men, as well as women, do not need political rights...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." And that is why people demand a constitution ; it is to enable them to control a king who does not...
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