Harriet Martineau Quote

Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.


Society in America (1837)

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Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs...

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Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs...

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Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs...

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Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs...