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.
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.