Jeremy Bentham Quotes

Jeremy Bentham Quotes

...the rarest of all human qualities is consistency.

Happiness is a very pretty thing to feel, but very dry to talk about.

Bodies are real entities. Surfaces and lines are but fictitious entities. A surface without depth, a line without thickness, was never seen by any man; no; nor can any conception be seriously formed of its existence.

In the mind of all, fiction, in the logical sense, has been the coin of necessity; - in that of poets of amusement - in that of the priest and the lawyer of mischievous immorality in the shape of mischievous ambition, - and too often both priest and lawyer have framed or made in part this instrument.

Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, -will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, -or to diminish something of their pains.

Is it possible for a man to move the earth? Yes; but he must first find out another earth to stand upon.

Nonsense on stilts

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.

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