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" 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. "
Thoughts of the times; or, Men and things - Page 145
by Thomas Browne Browne - 1838 - 255 pages
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1795
...it : « Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two fovereign mafters, fa;a and ffeaj'urc. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we (hail do. On the one hand ihr ftandard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of caufes and effects,...
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History of European morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, Volume 1

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Ethics - 1809
...prend dans ses jugements conseil que de son inte're't.' — Helve'tius De V Esprit, discours ii , ' Nature has placed mankind under the governance of...ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. . . . The principle of utility recognises this subjection, and assumes it for the foundation of that...
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Volume 1

Jeremy Bentham - Crime - 1823
...sovereign masters, pain and iwp'rin'a'n pleasure. It is for them atone to point out what Pfeasure. we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are...
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Volume 1

Jeremy Bentham - Crime - 1823
...sovereign masters, pain and fypea™e^n pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what pleasure. we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are...
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The history of moral science, Volume 2

Robert Blakey - Ethics - 1833
...first paragraphs of his " Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation," he maintains that "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of...ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong, on the other, the chain of causes and effects are...
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Annual Obituary

Great Britain - 1833
...and comprehensive view of the great practical principle which directed all Mr. Bentham's efforts. " Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, Pain and Pleasure : these two masters govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think. It is for these sovereign...
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The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Now First Collected: Under the Superintendence ...

Jeremy Bentham - History - 1838
...INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS AND LEGISLATION. CHAPTER I. Or THE PRINCIPLE OP UTILITY. UATDEE has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign...ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 172

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1891
...aholished, ' must ' reigns without restriction ; for it is the same writer who magisterially asserts that ' Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is lor them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one...
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The pocket lacon: comprising nearly one thousand extracts from the ..., Volume 2

John Taylor - Quotations - 1839
...labour through provocation and disgust.—Priestley. Mankind governed by Pain and Pleasure.—Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign...ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong; on the otller, the chain of causes and effects, are...
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