The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, naturalist
Essays: Scientific, Political, and Speculative Vol. 3, ch. IX, “State Tamperings with Money and Banks” (1891)

This essay is also cited to be found in Essays: Moral, Political and Aesthetic (1866).

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