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L I B E R TY
JOHN STUART MILL.
The grand, leading principle, towards which every argument unfolded in these pages directly converges, is the absolute and essential importance of human development in its richest diversity.-WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT: Sphere and Duties of Government.
the beloved and deplored memory of
her who was the inspirer, and in part the author, of all that is best in my writings -the friend and wife whose exalted sense of truth and right was my strongest incitement, and whose approbation was my
chief reward—I dedicate this volume. Like all that I have written for many years, it belongs as much to her as to me; but the work as it stands has had, in a very insuf. ficient degree, the inestimable advantage of her revision; some of the most important portions having been reserved for a more careful re-examination, which they are now