That's the public-school system all over. They may kick you out, but they never let you down.
(Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), British novelist. Captain Grimes, in Decline and Fall, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1928).
Paul Pennyfeather, to whom these words are addressed, had been given a letter of recommendation by his housemaster after being expelled from school.)
We have passed the time of ... the laisser-faire [sic] school which believes that the government ought to do nothing but run a police force.
(William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Speech at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 17, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, March 4, 1909, to March 4, 1910, 1: 203, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).)