A humane and generous concern for every individual, his health and his fulfillment, will do more to soothe the savage heart than the fear of state-inflicted death, which chiefly serves to remind us how close we remain to the jungle.

Ramsey Clark (b. 1927) Lawyer, bureaucrat, statesman
Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, New York Times (3 Jul 1968)
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