Henry Sidgwick Quotes

Henry Sidgwick Quotes: I do not see why the axiom of Prudence should not be questioned, when it conflicts with present inclination, on a ground similar to that on which Egoists refuse to admit the axiom of Rational Benevolence. If the Utilitarian has to answer the question, 'Why should I sacrifice my own happiness for the greater happiness of another?' it must surely be admissible to ask the Egoist 'Why should I sacrifice a present pleasure for a greater one in the future? Why should I concern myself about my own future feelings any more than about the feelings of other persons?'
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Henry Sidgwick Quote: Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable.
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