John Stuart Mill quote about power from The Subjection of Women - It is part of the irony of life, that the strongest feelings of devoted gratitude of which human nature seems to be susceptible, are called forth in human beings towards those who, having the power entirely to crush their earthly existence, voluntarily refrain from using that power.
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It is part of the irony of life, that the strongest feelings of devoted gratitude of which human nature seems to be susceptible, are called forth in human beings towards those who, having the power entirely to crush their earthly existence, voluntarily refrain from using that power.
 John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869). copy citation

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Author John Stuart Mill
Source The Subjection of Women
Topic power gratitude
Date 1869
Language English
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