A great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them.
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Source Notes: Source: JOHN STUART MILL, Considerations on Representative Government, chapter 5, p. 93 .
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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