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ISO Universal Truth to Live By

March 31, 2009

“Pleasure and pain, happiness and misery, constitute the whole ultimate subject of moral enquiry. There is nothing desirable but the obtaining of the one and the avoiding of the other. All the researches of human imagination cannot add a single article to this summary of good.”

The criterion of virtue is “the production of the greatest general good, the greatest public sum of pleasurable sensation.”

But what of faith? Or willpower? Or self flagellation?

Or paying taxes?

Quotes: William Godwin

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