The concessions of the privileged to the underprivileged are seldom brought about by any better motive than the power of the unprivileged to extort them.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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  1. David Newman says:

    This is from Mill’s book “The Subjection of Women”. See the Project Gutenberg full text at: and look at page 144. Your version doesn’t quite match the text: you have “underprivileged” where the Project Gutenberg version has “unprivileged”.

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