Quotation by Ulysses S. Grant

Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided.... No personal considerations should stand in the way of performing a duty.
Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), U.S. general, president. Endorsement to letter relating to the Whisky Ring, July 29, 1875. Quoted in Ulysses S. Grant, Louis A. Coolidge (1822).

In fact most of the government officials implicated in the "Whisky Ring" (a group of distillers found to have defrauded the U.S. government) did escape, including Grant's private secretary Orville Babcock; the president may have had a hand in Babcock's acquittal.
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