As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.
Category Archive: Jeremy Bentham
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.