Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good …

Oscar Wilde in The Soul Of Man Under Socialism

Online transcript available here: http://www.online-literature.com/wilde/1309/

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