Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Sakhalin Island, Works, vol. 14, p. 338, "Nauka" (1976).

Observations made during a visit to a penal colony on Sakhalin Island.
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