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Chips From A German Workshop, Vol. V.

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,612 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.4
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 588
Added to site: 2009.01.15
mnybks.net#: 23148
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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and majorities can be great tyrants to those who want to be honest to their own convictions. But in the struggle of all against all, each individual feels that he has his rightful place, and that he may exercise his rightful influence. If he is beaten, he is beaten in fair fight; if he conquers, he has no one else to thank. No doubt, despotic Governments have often exercised the most beneficial patronage in encouraging and rewarding poets, artists, and men of science. But men of genius who have conquered the love and admiration of a whole nation are greater than those who have gained the favor of the most brilliant Courts; and we know how some of the fairest reputations have been wrecked on the patronage which they had to accept at the hands of powerful Ministers or ambitious Sovereigns.

But to return to Mill and his plea for Liberty. Though I can hardly believe that, were he still among us, he would claim a larger measure of freedom for the individual than is now accorded to every one of us in the so

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