BENTHAM, Jeremy Quotes
(1748-1832), English philosopher
The word independence is united to the ideas of dignity and virtue; the word dependence, to the ideas of inferiority and corruption.
In former days superstitious rites were used to exorcise evil spirits; but in our times the same object is attained, and beyond comparison more effectually by the common newspaper. Before this talisman, ghosts, vampires, witches, and all their kindred tribes are driven from the land, never to return again. The touch of "holy water," is not so intolerable to them as the smell of printing ink.
Tyranny and anarchy are never far asunder.