• A people among whom there is no habit of spontaneous action for a collective interest - who look habitually to their government to command or prompt them in all matters of joint concern - who expect to have everything done for them, except what can be made an affair of mere habit and routine - have their faculties only half developed; their education is defective in one of its most important branches.

    John Stuart Mill (1849). “Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy : in Two Volumes”, p.516
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