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" For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them. "


-Sir Thomas More
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This quote is just one of 15 total Sir Thomas More quotes in our collection. Sir Thomas More is known for saying 'For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.' as well as some of the following quotes.

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