Jeremy Bentham’s Quotes – Father of Utilitarianism

Jeremy Bentham Quotes

The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.

The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.

Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.

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

Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.