Russell: Human Happiness


“What has human happiness to do with morals? The object of morals is not to make people happy.“ (p. 33) #Russell #happiness #moral

Russell, Bertrand, Why I Am Not a Christian: Rationalist Press Association Limited 1927.

Mill: Happiness


“Though it is only in a very imperfect state of the world’s arrangements that any one can best serve the happiness of others by the absolute sacrifice of his own, yet so long as the world is in that imperfect state, I fully acknowledge that the readiness to make such a sacrifice is the highest virtue which can be found in man.” (p. 39) #Mill #HighestVirtue #happiness

Mill, John Stuart, Utilitarianism. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 71879.