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 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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Every law is an infraction of liberty.
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Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
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The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.
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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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Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
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Bentham, Jeremy

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