"There is no zeal blinder than that which is inspired
with a love of justice against offenders."
Henry Fielding
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God help the innocent man snared in the net of a zealous prosecutor, who ignores the evidence in favor of an emotional appeal for conviction.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    Those criminals', with their capital zeal, would love nothing more than to inflict justice on Edward Snowden - thus proving the quote's point..
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    "... a love of justice against offenders."

    The trouble is that a lot of people become offended by a lot of 'things' - things which have nothing to do with having broken any laws.

    No one has a right not to be offended. That's a privilege.
     -- anonymous     
    Is it implied that the very concept of reward and punishment to promote desired social and moral values is self defeating?
     -- jitendra, gurgaon, India     
    jitendra, I like it
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    SO true of church and state. Innumerable atrocities in the name of protecting or 'saving' others from themselves. Yes, jitendra, I think so!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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