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Summary

Jeremy Bentham (born in London, England, died in London, England) was a famous Philosopher from England, who lived between February 15, 1748 and June 6, 1832. He became 84 years old.

Biography

Jeremy Bentham is best known for his advocacy of utilitarianism and animal rights, and the idea of the panopticon. Bentham was also an early advocate of animal rights.

He wanted people to benefit from him even after his death. Therefore, he allowed himself mummified, and after his expressed desire in his will he set up the 30th of May, 1832, should his mummy is brought into the university's meeting when there was a committee meeting, so it got over to them. Now he sits in a corridor in the University College London, but it is no longer the original mummy, we sees. The skeleton is still there, but the tissues are replaced with wax. Philosopher's head, which the students used to use as football, is placed on the floor between his legs, but mummy has been fitted with a wax head. With his project, he wanted to encourage a more pragmatic attitude towards death and the body following resolution, as a counterweight to the superstition that he believed religion and traditions surrounding death with.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Jeremy, under the main topic Legal.

Related authors: William Hazlitt, John Stuart Mill

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham

Famous quotes by Jeremy Bentham (17)


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"Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet"
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"Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government"
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"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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"It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual"
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"It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong"
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"He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn"
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"Every law is an infraction of liberty"
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"As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends"
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"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished"
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"All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil"
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"Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart"
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"The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong"
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"The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?""
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"The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell"
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"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law"
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"The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation"
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"The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection"


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