Why should I know Jeremy Bentham?

Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher known as founder of utilitarianism.

Books by Jeremy Bentham

Quotes by Jeremy Bentham

“Bodies are real entities. Surfaces and lines are but fictitious entities. A surface without depth, a line without thickness, was never seen by any man; no; nor can any conception be seriously formed of its existence.”

Jeremy Bentham The Panopticon Writings

“Every law is an infraction of liberty.”

Jeremy Bentham

“Happiness is a very pretty thing to feel, but very dry to talk about”

Jeremy Bentham The Panopticon Writings

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

Jeremy Bentham

“Reputation is the road to power.”

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

“Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.”

Jeremy Bentham