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Samuel Johnson – No man will be a sailor. . .

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Samuel JohnsonNo man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. . .A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.

Samuel Johnson   (1709-1784)

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Henry Ward Beecher – Crime never pays its own way

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Henry Ward BeecherJails are built out of honest men’s earnings. Courts are supported from peaceful men’s property. Penitentiaries are built by the toil of virtue. Crime never pays its own way. Vice has no hands to work, no head to calculate. Its whole faculty is to corrupt and to waste; and good men, directly or indirectly, foot the bill.

Henry Ward Beecher  

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