Jeremy Bentham Quotes


17 Jeremy Bentham quotes:



"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished."
"The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation"
Author: Bentham Quotes Category: Ethics 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."
"It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong."
"The solar industry needs stable markets. With fair and good incentives we can have solar power competitive in ten year's time."
"Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government."
"It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual."
"Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet."
"The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection."
"The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation."
"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law."
"The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"
"Every law is an infraction of liberty."
"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."
"All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil."
"The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong."
"Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart."



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