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Jeremy Bentham Quotes

(1748-1832), British Philosopher, Jurist, Political Theorist

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.

Category: Asceticism

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

Category: Happiness

Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Category: Law And Lawyers

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

Category: Law And Lawyers

The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.

Category: Teachers And Teaching

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.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

Category: Tyranny