The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.

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Original Citation

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. J.W. Parker and Son, 1859.

Current Citation

Mill, John Stuart. "On Liberty." 1859. On Liberty and Other Essays. Oxford Paperbacks, 2008.