Jeremy Bentham Quotes

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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.”

The Panopticon Writings Quotes

“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.”

The Panopticon Writings

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

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“Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain, and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.

When danger or pain press too nearly, they are incapable of giving any delight, and [yet] with certain modifications, they may be, and they are delightful, as we every day experience.”

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