„Those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness; on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way.“

—  Джон Стюарт Милль, книга Autobiography

Autobiography (1873)

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английский философ, экономист, политик 1806 - 1873

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