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" ... by free institutions, should at times sigh for a strong hand to bear down all these obstacles, and compel a recalcitrant people to be better governed. But (setting aside the fact, that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninety-nine... "
Considerations on Representative Government - Page 46
by John Stuart Mill - 1861 - 340 pages
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Constitutional law - 1861 - 340 pages
...(setting aside the fact, that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninety-nine who do nothing but create them) those who look in.../•direction for the realization of their hopes leave out | pf the idea of good government its principal element, • the improvement of the people themselves....
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Representative government and representation - 1875 - 365 pages
...(setting aside the fact that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninety-nine who do nothing but create them) those who look in...the benefits of freedom is that under it the ruler can not pass by the people's minds, and amend their affairs for them without amending them. If it were...
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The School Herald, Volume 1

History, Modern - 1882
...till the people were ready to follow him. "One of the benefits of freedom," says John Stuart Mill, "is that under it the ruler cannot pass by the people's...and amend their affairs for them without amending themselves. If it were possible for the people to be well governed in spite of themselves, their good...
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Man and the State, Studies in Applied Sociology: Popular Lectures and ...

Brooklyn Ethical Association - Social sciences - 1892 - 558 pages
...Setting aside the fact that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse there are ninety-nine who do nothing but create them, those who look in...themselves. One of the benefits of freedom is that under it a ruler can not pass by the people's minds and amend their affairs without amending them." Besides...
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Political science - 1919 - 141 pages
...(setting aside the fact, that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninety-nine who do nothing but create them) those who look in...freedom is that under it the ruler cannot pass by the people^ minds,;and amend their affairs for them without amending them. If it were possible for the...
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Natural Reasons: Personality and Polity

S. L. Hurley - Mathematics - 1992 - 462 pages
...(setting aside the fact that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninety-nine who do nothing but create them) those who look in...amend their affairs for them without amending them. Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself,...
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On Liberty and Other Essays

John Stuart Mill - Political Science - 1998 - 592 pages
...(setting aside the fact, that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninetynine who do nothing but create them) those who look in...them without amending them. If it were possible for the people to be well governed in spite of themselves, their good government would last no longer than...
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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill, Jean Bethke Elshtain - Political Science - 2003 - 249 pages
...existence to and deriving continuous energy from a state of manners more deepseated than politics. "One of the benefits of freedom is that under it the...amend their affairs for them without amending them" (19: 403). The political disaster of lawgivers rendered impotent to transfer an enlightened structure...
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Considerations of a Representative Government 1861: EasyRead Comfort Edition

John Stuart Mill - Political Science - 2006 - 402 pages
...(setting aside the fact, that for one despot who now and then reforms an abuse, there are ninety-nine who do nothing but create them) those who look in any such direction for the realisation of their hopes leave out of the idea of good government its principal element, the improvement...
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J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment

Nadia Urbinati, Alex Zakaras - Philosophy - 2007
...replies to defenders of elitism that placing power in the hands of even an eminent select group "leave[s] out of the idea of good government its principal element, the improvement of the people themselves" (CW XIX: 403). and political principles to their conclusion and sets out his expectation and his hope...
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