Said "As to the evil which results from censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends." He was one of the founders of modern utilitarianism.
He played a prominent role in the study of Anglo-American philosophy of law.
He and Friedrich Nietzsche were both famous and impactful European philosophers.
He was a child prodigy and was found reading a multi-volume work of English history as a toddler. He began studying Latin at age three.
His brother was the mechanical engineer and naval architect Samuel Bentham.