To whom is this attributed?

“But thus I counsel you my friends: Mistrust all in whom the urge to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock; the hangman and the bloodhound look out of their faces.”

Reminds me of the now visible Urge to Punish citizens by the two remaining Republican’s on the Board of Supervisors who  are part of a thankfully few remaining unsuccessful leaders of the Northampton Republican Committee which consists of  36 sycophants who, long ago wilted against the corrupt winds blowing thru their ranks.

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