William Godwin Quote

To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation, is the sentiment of a barbarian; civilisation and science are calculated to explode so ferocious an idea. It was once universally admitted and approved; it is now necessarily upon the decline.


Vol. 2, bk. 7, ch. 5 - Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793)

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To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation, is the sentiment of a barbarian; civilisation and science are...

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To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation, is the sentiment of a barbarian; civilisation and science are...

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To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation, is the sentiment of a barbarian; civilisation and science are...

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To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation, is the sentiment of a barbarian; civilisation and science are...