Jeremy Bentham - Quotes

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The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.

It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.

It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. ---->>>

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet. ---->>>

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government. ---->>>

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart. ---->>>

The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell. ---->>>

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?' ---->>>

He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn. ---->>>

As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends. ---->>>

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong. ---->>>

All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil. ---->>>

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual. ---->>>

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

Every law is an infraction of liberty. ---->>>

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion. ---->>>

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: February 15, 1748
Birthplace: London, England
Die: June 6, 1832
Occupation: Philosopher
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Jeremy Bentham (; 15 February 1748 [O.S. 4 February 1747] – 6 June 1832) was an English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. Bentham defined as the "fundamental axiom" of his philosophy the principle that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong" (wikipedia)