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Jeremy Bentham

Quote of Jeremy Bentham - Create all the happiness you are...

Biography - Jeremy Bentham:

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

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



Advice to a young girl

Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you to add something to the pleasure of others, or to diminish something of their pains. And for every grain of enjoyment you sow in the bosom of another, you shall find a harvest in your own bosom; while every sorrow which you pluck out from the thoughts and feelings of a fellow creature shall be replaced by beautiful peace and joy in the sanctuary of your soul.

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



(French, German)

Créez tout le bonheur que vous êtes capable de créer : supprimez toute la misère que vous êtes capable de supprimer.

Schaffen Sie all das Glück, das Sie schaffen können; beseitigen Sie all das Elend, das Sie beseitigen können.

See also 

See also...

We must cultivate our garden.

Of all the sciences needful for men, the chief one is the knowledge of how to live, doing as little harm as possible; and of all arts, the most important is that which teaches how to avoid evil, and how to produce good with the least violence.

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.

You want peace: create love.

Quotes for: happiness


Quotes about happiness:

I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.


Jeremy Bentham also said...

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.

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

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