Jeremy Bentham Quotes

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Reputation is the road to power.


Every law is an infraction of liberty.
— Jeremy Bentham


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


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

pleasure and pain

Secrecy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be a system of a regular government.

secrets government

The infirmity of human nature renders all plans precarious in the execution in proportion as they are extensive in design.


As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends.