The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Now First Collected: Under the Superintendence of His Executor, John Bowring ...

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Page 408 - Archbishop or bishop. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the protestant reformed religion established by law ? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them? — King or queen. All this I promise to do.
Page 500 - Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be based only upon public utility. 2. The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.
Page 409 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?
Page 515 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: every citizen can therefore freely speak, write, and print: he is answerable for abuses of this liberty in cases determined by the law.
Page 501 - Natural rights is simple nonsense : natural and imprescriptible rights' rhetorical nonsense, — nonsense upon stilts.
Page 551 - The risk would be nothing, the gain certain. This gain would be the giving an incontrovertible demonstration of its own disposition to peace, and of the opposite disposition in the other nation, in case of its rejecting the proposal.
Page 503 - But as against the coercion applicable by individual to individual, no liberty can be given to one man but in proportion as it is taken from another. All coercive laws, therefore (that is, all laws but constitutional laws, and laws repealing or modifying coercive laws,) and in particular all laws creative of liberty, are, as far as they go, abrogative of liberty.
Page 597 - Wills, therefore, and testaments, rights of inheritance and successions are all of them creatures of the civil or municipal laws, and accordingly are in all respects regulated by them...
Page 491 - Assembly recognizes and declares, in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights of man and citizen : "1.
Page 501 - That in proportion as it is right or proper, ie advantageous to the society in question, that this or that right - a right to this or that effect - should be established and maintained, in that same proportion it is wrong that it should be abrogated: but that as there is no right, which ought not to be maintained so long as it is upon the whole advantageous to the society that it should be maintained, so there is no right which, when the abolition of it is advantageous to society, should not be abolished....

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