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“The fault no child ever loses is the one he was most punished for.”
“Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.”
“Even the wicked get worse than they deserve.”
“Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one ...”
“Are there any punishments in life but our joys turned against us?”