Portrait of John Millar

Quotes by John Millar

1735 – 1801

Millar attended the University of Glasgow where he heard Adam Smith lecture. He became an advocate in 1760, and in 1761 he accepted the Regius Chair of civil law at Glasgow. During his career Millar enjoyed the patronage and friendship of Smith, Lord Kames, and David Hume and influenced James Mill and his son J.S. Mill.


Colonies, Slavery & Abolition

John Millar argues that as a society becomes wealthier domestic freedom increases, even to the point where slavery is thought to be pernicious and economically inefficient (1771)

John Millar


John Millar on liberty as an unintended consequence of a struggle between tyrants (1787)

John Millar