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6 Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night: / God said ‘Let Newton be!’ and all was light. ‘Nature, and Nature’s laws lay hid in night. / God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.’
Alexander Pope, ‘Epitaph: Intended for Sir Isaac Newton’ (1730)
81 Every man to count for one and no one to count for more than one. This version of the principle is cited and called ‘Bentham’s dictum’ by Mill in Utilitarianism, chapter 5: Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, ed. J. M. Robson and others (Toronto/London, 1963–91), x 257. Bentham’s own wording is ‘every individual in the country tells for one; no individual for more than one’: Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice, ed. J. S. Mill from Bentham’s manuscripts (London, 1827), iv 475; The Works of Jeremy Bentham, ed. J. Bowring (Edinburgh, 1838–43), vii 334. Berlin’s paper originally opened with a version which is perhaps a misremembering of Mill’s: ‘Every man to count for one and no one to count for more than one.’
119 [what] Alcibiades did and suffered Aristotle, Poetics 1451b11


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