It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

[Il est défendu de tuer; tout meurtrier est puni, à moins qu’il n’ait tué en grande compagnie, et au son des trompettes.] 

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer [pseud. of Francois-Marie Arouet]
Questions sur l’Encyclopédie, “Rights” (1771)
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