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Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians.

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Source Notes: Source: JOHN STUART MILL, inaugural address to the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, February 1, 1867.Dissertations and Discussions, vol. 4, p. 335 .

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John Stuart Mill (May 20, 1806 May 8, 1873), an English philosopher and political economist, was an influential classical liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an advocate of utilitarianism, the ethical theory first proposed by his godfather Jeremy Bentham.

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