Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

Not until he acquires European manners does the American anarchist become the gentleman who assures you that people cannot be made moral by Act of Parliament (the truth being that it is only by Acts of Parliament that men in large communities can be made moral, even when they want to).
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. first published in The Nation [Britain] (Jan. 16, 1909). "Edgar Allan Poe," Pen Portraits and Reviews , Constable (1949).
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