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Jeremy Bentham

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Biography - Jeremy Bentham:

English philosopher and jurist. He regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism.
Born: 1748 - Died: 1832
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La nature a placé l'humanité sous l'empire de deux maîtres, la peine et le plaisir.”
Jeremy Bentham - Introduction au principe de morale et de législation

German
Die Natur hat die Menschheit unter die Herrschaft zweier souveräner Gebieter - Leid und Freude.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation




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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
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People must help one another it is nature's law.”
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Quotes about pleasure:



Quotes for: pleasure

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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
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There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.”
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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.”
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The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.”
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
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Quotes for: Human nature

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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
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Be humanity evermore our goal.”
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.”

Friedrich Schiller - The Artists
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.”
Jeremy Bentham
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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