John Stuart Mill on the power of habit

January 29, 2008

[Owing to] the power of habit the simplest idea, if unfamiliar, has as great difficulty in making its way to the mind as a far more complicated one.

John Stuart Mill, Representative Government (1861)

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3 Responses to “John Stuart Mill on the power of habit”

  1. Ben Saunders Says:

    Do you remember where abouts? Is this from the discussion of weighted voting?

  2. yoramgat Says:

    This is from chapter 7: Of True and False Democracy; Representation of All, and Representation of the Majority only.

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