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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)
QUOTATION: The administration of government, like a guardianship ought to be directed to the good of those who confer, not of those who receive the trust.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO.—Tryon Edwards, Dictionary of Thoughts, p. 204 (1891). Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Government