Thomas More

Thomas More (1478-1535)

“Instead of inflicting these horrible punishments, it would be far more to the point to provide everyone with the means of livelihood, so that nobody’s under the frightful necessity of becoming first a thief and then a corpse.”

  • From “Humanistic Solutions to Social Problems” from Thomas More’s Utopia, reprinted in The Western World: Age of the Protestant Reformation Primary Readings, edited by Mark Kishlansky Et al. Boston: Pearson, 2010.


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