Marquis De Sade
Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.
My manner of thinking stems straight from my considered reflections it holds with my existence, with the way I am made. It is not in my power to alter is and were it, I'd not do so. This manner of thinking you find fault with is my sole consolation in life it alleviates all my sufferings in prison, it composes all my pleasures in the world outside, it is dearer to me than life itself. Not my manner of thinking but the manner of thinking of others has been the source of my unhappiness.