Quotation by Bertolt Brecht

A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a threepenny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), German dramatist, poet. Peachum, in The Threepenny Opera, act 1, sc. 1.
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