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"I cried all the way to the bank."
Liberace
Jeremy Bentham 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.
Jeremy Bentham

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham

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.
Jeremy Bentham

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

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.
Jeremy Bentham

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"
Jeremy Bentham

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

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

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
Jeremy Bentham

Type:
Philosopher
Date of Birth:
1748-02-15
Year of Death:
1832
Nationality:
English
 

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