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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 Penal Law

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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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Translation

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German
Warum sollte das Gesetz seinen Schutz irgendeinem empfindenden Wesen verweigern? Die Zeit wird kommen, da die Menschheit alles, was atmet, unter ihren Schirm und Schild nehmen wird.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law

French
Pourquoi la loi devrait-elle refuser sa protection à un être sensible quel qu'il soit? L'heure viendra où l'humanité étendra son manteau à tout ce qui respire.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law



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Quotes for: law:


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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article VIII – The law should establish only penalties that are strictly and evidently necessary, and no one can be punished but under a law established and promulgated before the offense and legally applied.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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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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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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Be humanity evermore our goal.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.”
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