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By 'justice', I understand nothing more than that bond which is necessary to keep the interest of individuals united, without which men would return to their original state of barbarity. All punishments which exceed the necessity of preserving this bond are, in their nature, unjust.

Cesare Beccaria

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Author Profession: Judge
Nationality: Italian
Born: March 15, 1738
Died: November 28, 1794

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