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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Grover Cleveland (1837–1908)
QUOTATION: The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their Government its functions do not include the support of the people.
ATTRIBUTION: President GROVER CLEVELAND, second inaugural address, March 4, 1893.—A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789–1897, comp. James D. Richardson, vol. 9, p. 390 (1898).
SUBJECTS: Government—purpose of