"If government half a century ago had provided us
with all our dinners and breakfasts,
it would be the practice of our orators today to assume
the impossibility of our providing for ourselves."
(1838-1906) English writer, theorist, philosopher, 19th century individualist, member of the Parliament of the U.K.
"State Education: A Help or Hindrance", Fornightly Review, July 1880; reproduced in The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State, and Other Essays by Auberon Herbert (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1978), p. 77