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Cesare, Marquis of
Beccaria-Bonesana
1738
1794

Italian Philosopher and Politician best known for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology

Author Quotes

Painful and corporeal punishments should never be applied to fanaticism; for, being founded on pride, it glories in persecution.

The ambitious man grasps at opinion as necessary to his designs; the vain man sure for it as a testimony to his merit; the honest man demands it as his due; and most men consider it as necessary to their existence.

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First Name
Cesare, Marquis of
Last Name
Beccaria-Bonesana
Birth Date
1738
Death Date
1794
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Italian Philosopher and Politician best known for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology