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As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for schoolboys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
Oscar Wilde (more quotes by Oscar Wilde or books by/about Oscar Wilde)
The Soul of Man Under Socialism
Authority, Crime, History, Persecution, Punishment, Tyranny