Quotation by Edmund Burke

And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.
Edmund Burke (1729–1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Works, vol. 5 (Nov. 1795).

Cautioning against the "attempt to feed the people out of the hands of the magistrates."
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