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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

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.




Translation

Translation

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French
La nature a placé l'humanité sous l'empire de deux maîtres, la peine et le plaisir.

German
Die Natur hat die Menschheit unter die Herrschaft zweier souveräner Gebieter - Leid und Freude.




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Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











Quotes for: pleasure


Quotes

Quotes about pleasure:


Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca  





If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.





There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.





The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.





The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.





We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.











Quotes for: Human nature


Quotes

Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





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.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.






Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.











Quotes

Quotes for: pain


I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.





Who fears to suffer, already suffers what he fears.





I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.





No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.





Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.











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Jeremy Bentham also said...


Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.





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.












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