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Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.

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Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 - June 27, 1876) was an English writer and philosopher.

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