Reading Bentham was a good warning but Solzhenitsyn was a better friend.
Mr. Bentham turned over some papers which lay upon the table before him.
Mr. Bentham rose to his feet, and began slowly to draw on his gloves.
They were opposed to Romilly, the old friend of Bentham and of Mill himself.
"Nothing but enjoy himself and spend money," Mr. Bentham repeated.
Certainly no thinkers of their time laboured more strenuously for the good of the community than Mill and Bentham.
We must look elsewhere, I fancy, for the person who has paid Bentham's debt to society.
We have only to ask in what sense Bentham appealed to 'experience' to see how he actually reached his conclusions.
For all I know, he deserved death a dozen times over—ay, and Bentham too!
Years afterwards Bentham, notwithstanding his habitual restraint, could not write of it without emotion.