Thomas De Quincey Quote

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begun upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of at the time.


Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (1827).

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If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and...

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If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and...

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If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and...

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If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and...