John Stuart Mill quote about justice from The Subjection of Women - We have had the morality of submission, and the morality of chivalry and generosity; the time is now come for the morality of justice.
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We have had the morality of submission, and the morality of chivalry and generosity; the time is now come for the morality of justice.
 John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869). copy citation

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“The morality of the first ages rested on the obligation to submit to power; that of the ages next following, on the right of the weak to the forbearance and protection of the strong. How much longer is one form of society and life to content itself with the morality made for another? We have had [Pg 80] the morality of submission, and the morality of chivalry and generosity; the time is now come for the morality of justice. Whenever, in former ages, any approach has been made to society in equality, Justice has asserted its claims as the foundation of virtue. It was thus in the free republics of antiquity. But even in the best of these, the equals were limited to the free male citizens; slaves, women, and the unenfranchised residents were under the law of force.” source

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