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Quotation by G.C. Lichtenberg
It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742–99), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook J," aph. 146, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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