Rate this quote:(5.00 / 1 vote)Say it
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.
Edit this quote...

Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1

English author, courtier, humanist, & saint (1478 - 1535)

All Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1 quotes | Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1 Books

★ FAVORITE (1 vote)

Translation

Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1 quote with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1 Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Jun 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/40028>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.