George Bernard Shaw (-)

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Of the three official objects of our prison system: vengeance, deterrence, and reformation of the criminal, only one is achieved; and that is the one which is nakedly abominable.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in seven parts in the New York American (April 30-June 11, 1922). Crude Criminology, "Imprisonment," Doctors' Delusions, Crude Criminology, and Sham Education, Constable (1950).
The lesson intended by an author is hardly ever the lesson the world chooses to learn from his book.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, epistle dedicatory, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).
No severity of punishment deters when detection is uncertain, as it always must be.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published as "Reasonable Murder," Sunday Express (May 13, 1928). Crude Criminology, "Imprisonment," Doctors' Delusions, Crude Criminology, and Sham Education, Constable (1950).

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I am looking for the poem Be true to thy self my love is all I ask of thee just don't to smile when you think of me is George B. Shaw the author?