Best Quotes by Jeremy Bentham (Top 10)

  1. The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"
  2. Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
  3. 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.
  4. Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it.
  5. It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.
  6. ...the rarest of all human qualities is consistency.
  7. The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
  8. What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?
  9. Every law is an infraction of liberty.
  10. Reputation is the road to power

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