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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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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 50

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 into...
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The Theory and Practice of Taxation

David Ames Wells - Taxation - 1900 - 648 pages
...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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The Chicago City Manual

Chicago (Ill.). Bureau of Statistics - Chicago (Ill.) - 1914 - 203 pages
...course will only be taken by the exceptions. Either the whole tendency of modern social improvement has been wrong, or it ought to be carried out to the...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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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Political science - 1919 - 141 pages
...to domestic authority, they would not the less require the protection of the suffrage to secure (hem from the abuse of that authority. Men, as well as...rights in order that they may govern, but in order that thev may not be misgoverned. The majority of the male sex are, and will be all their lives, nothing...
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Liberals on Liberalism

Alfonso J. Damico - Philosophy - 1986 - 230 pages
...perhaps, something like Mill's addition of a "self-protection" principle to the liberal principle: "Men, as well as women, do not need political rights...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." For some, this is as much as can be said for the "protective" version of liberal democracy. But even...
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Voters, Elections, and Parties: The Practice of Democratic Theory

Gerald M. Pomper - Political Science - 400 pages
...with the ballot for self,defense can citizens be secure. "Men, as well as women," summarized Mill, "do not need political rights in order that they may govern, but in order that they not be misgoverned.'" While government is necessary, protection is also essential. Machiavelli and...
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Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 214 pages
...women's political rights, it turns out, is not equality but "self-protection." 87 Women, like men, "do not need political rights in order that they may...govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned." Although Mill asserts that "no one now holds that women should be in personal servitude," he also shows...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 528 pages
...of the role of individuality in an egalitarian society. His espousal of the cause of female suffrage ('men as well as women do not need political rights...they may govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned'l was the proper extension of his acceptance of progressive constitutional change and of...
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Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government

Nadia Urbinati - Philosophy - 2002 - 293 pages
...popular sovereignty or the means of protecting individual liberty from actual and potential abuses. "Men, as well as women, do not need political rights...they may govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned."30 Mill's distinction between forms of self-government showed that he believed liberty...
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Civic Republicanism

Iseult Honohan, Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations Iseult Honohan - Philosophy - 2002 - 328 pages
...emphasis on self-government than on the limitation of bad government: 'Men, as well as women, do not need rights in order that they may govern, but in order that they may not be misgoverned' 1MilL 1991: 3421, One of the reasons why the republican elements in Mill's thinking tend to be overlooked,...
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