Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Richard Milhous Nixon (191394)
The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual.
President RICHARD M. NIXON, interview with Garnett D. Horner following election to a second presidential term, The Washington Star-News, November 9, 1972, p. 1.