A Table of the Springs of Action

Jeremy Bentham

—of the MORAL or POPULAR Sanction: viz. PLEASURES of REPUTATION,
or Good-repute: PAINS of BAD REPUTATION, or Ill-repute.

Corresponding Interest, Interest of the TRUMPET.
Corresponding MOTIVES—with Names,

 —I. Neutral: viz.

Single-worded, none.


1. Desire, &c. (as per No. VII.)—of obtaining, &c. the good-will, &c., thence the eventual services, &c. of the public at large, or a more or less considerable, though not liquidated, portion of it.
2. Fear, &c. (as per No. VII. Col. 2.) of losing, &c. the good opinion, &c. of ditto.
3. Fear, or sense—of shame, disrepute, opprobrium, reproach, dishonour,

I. Neutral continued.
disgrace, ignominy, infamy, odium, unpopularity; of ill, evil, bad—repute, report, or fame; of an ill, &c. name; of bad reputation, bad character: of being disgraced, dishonoured, &c.
4. Sense of propriety, decorum, honour, dignity; moral rectitude, moral duty.

 —II. Eulogistic:

1. Honour.


2. Conscience.
3. Principle.


4. Probity.
5. Integrity.
6. Uprightness.
7. Rectitude.
8. Honesty.


9. Heroicalness.
10. Honest, becoming, laudable, virtuous, pride: a proper degree of pride.

   —>Conscience and Principle belong also to Nos. IX. and X.: so likewise Probity, &c.: and those last belong to No. XIV. in so far as depends upon the Legal Sanction.

Honest, &c. (as per No. V.Col2), desire, &c. (as per No. VII. Col. 1.)

—III. Dyslogistic: viz.

1. Vanity.
2. Vainness.
3. Ostentation.
4. Fastidiousness.
5. Vainglory.


6. False glory.
7. False honour.


8. Pride.
9. False pride.
10. Self-sufficiency.
11. Loftiness.
12. Haughtiness.
13. Assumingness.
14. Arrogance.
15. Overbearingness.
16. Insolence.
   And see No. V. Col. 4.

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