Quotation by Thomas Babington Macaulay

Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.
Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859), British historian, Whig politician. Critical and Historical Essays (1843). Southey's Colloquies on Society, Edinburgh Review (Jan. 1830).
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