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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
Source: Principles of Morals and Legislation

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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



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(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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Quotes about nature:


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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.”
Albrecht Dürer
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Francis Bacon
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
Edvard Munch
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Nature does nothing in vain.”
Aristotle
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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”
Albert Einstein
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Quotes about pleasure:


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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.”
Charles Baudelaire
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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
Aristotle
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Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.”
John Stuart Mill
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Quotes about human nature:


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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos
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Man is by nature a political animal.”
Aristotle
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Be humanity evermore our goal.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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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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