It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.

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Original Citation

Mill, John Stuart. "Utilitarianism." Fraser's Magazine, 1861, ch. 2.

Current Citation

Mill, John Stuart. "Utilitarianism." On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays, edited by Mark Philp and Frederick Rosen. Oxford University Press, 2015, ch. 2.