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Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe
I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. The narrator, in "The Cask of Amontillado," Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book (1846).
Revenge perfected into an art by the psychopathic Montresor.
Surprise me with a
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