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Quotation by Harriet Martineau
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reverence for laws
Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), British writer, social critic. "Marriage," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).
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