Jeremy Bentham Quotes

Who was Jeremy Bentham?

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

Born February 15, 1748
Died June 6, 1832
Aged 84 years old

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Best 8 Quotes by Jeremy Bentham

“Every law is an infraction of liberty.”

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

“Reputation is the road to power.”

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

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

“Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.”

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“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.”

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

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“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”

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