The Only Purpose For Which Power Can Be Rightfully Exercised Over Any Member Of A Civilized Community, Against His Will, Is To Prevent Harm To Others .

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The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member
of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others ...
over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
-- John Stuart Mill 'On Liberty' 1859