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Motivational Jeremy Bentham Quotes And Sayings

Jeremy Bentham Quotes:- Jeremy Bentham (15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was an English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism.


Inspirational Jeremy Bentham Quotes


“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.”-Jeremy Bentham

Inspirational Jeremy Bentham Quotes

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


“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.”-Jeremy Bentham


“The sad truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.”-Jeremy Bentham


“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?'”-Jeremy Bentham


“Every law is an infraction of liberty.”-Jeremy Bentham

“The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny.”-Jeremy Bentham


“All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.”-Jeremy Bentham


“Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.”-Jeremy Bentham


“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.”-Jeremy Bentham


Famous Jeremy Bentham Quotes


“The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.”-Jeremy Bentham


“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.”-Jeremy Bentham


“The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.”-Jeremy Bentham


“Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.”-Jeremy Bentham


“It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.”-Jeremy Bentham


“It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.”-Jeremy Bentham


“Is it possible for a man to move the earth? Yes; but he must first find out another earth to stand upon.”-Jeremy Bentham

“The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.”-Jeremy Bentham


“A civilized society must count animals as worthy of moral consideration and ethical treatment. The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?”-Jeremy Bentham


“Among the several cloudy appellatives which have been commonly employed as cloaks for misgovernment, there is none more conspicuous in this atmosphere of an illusion than the word Order.”-Jeremy Bentham


“Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breaths…”-Jeremy Bentham