JEREMY BENTHAM, The Canadian Bar Journal, Jun. 1966
How is property given? By restraining liberty; that is, by taking it away so far as necessary for the purpose. How is your house made yours? By debarring every one else from the liberty of entering it without your leave.
JEREMY BENTHAM, "A Critical Examination of the Declaration of Rights", The Works of Jeremy Bentham
Nature has placed mankind under the government 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; on the one hand the standard of right and wrong; on the other, the chain of causes and effects are fastened to their throne.
JEREMY BENTHAM, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation