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We said that a single injustice, a single crime, a single illegality, particularly if it is officially recorded, confirmed, a single wrong to humanity, a single wrong to justice and to right, particularly if it is universally, legally, nationally, commodiously accepted, that a single crime shatters and is sufficient to shatter the whole social pact, the whole social contract, that a single legal crime, a single dishonorable act will bring about the loss of ones honor, the dishonor of a whole people. It is a touch of gangrene that corrupts the entire body.Peguy, Charles
Source: CHARLES-PIERRE PEGUY, in reference to the Dreyfus trial, Men and Saints, trans. Anne and Julian Green, p. 11 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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