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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. "
THE AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - Page 41
by PROFESSOR DANIEL LYONS - 1899
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 16

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...
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History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, Volume 1

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Ethics - 1809
...ii , ' 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. . . . The principle of utility recognises this subjection,...
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History of Moral Science

Robert Blakey - Ethics - 1833
...maintains that "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. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong, on the...
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Thoughts of the times; or, Men and things

Thomas Browne Browne - 1838 - 255 pages
...thus: — " 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." * It cannot fail to strike every reader of common intelligence,...
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The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Now First Collected: Under the Superintendence ...

Jeremy Bentham - 1838
...UTILITY. UATDEE 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. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other...
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The Pocket Lacon: Comprising Nearly One Thousand Extracts from the ..., Volume 2

John Taylor - Quotations - 1839
...Pleasure.—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. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong; on the...
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Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages

Materials - 1846
...Pleasure. — 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. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other...
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Cicero's three books of offices ... also his Cato major ... Lælius ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1850
...passages: — " 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. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong; on the...
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Cicero's Three Books Of Offices, Or Moral Duties

Marcus Tullius Cicero - Ethics - 1850 - 342 pages
...— " Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. Jt is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. Un the one hand, the standard of right and wroii^; on the...
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Cicero's Three Books of Offices, Or, Moral Duties: Also His Cato Major, an ...

Marcus Tullius Cicero - Ethics - 1855 - 343 pages
...: — " 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...
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