Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Stuart Mill (180673)
There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism.
JOHN STUART MILL, On Liberty, ed. David Spitz, chapter 1, p. 6 (1975). Originally published in 1859.