There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. - George Washington
There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. From this single piece of information you can trace the lines of patronage and allegiance that define the state. - Christopher Hitchens
They resented the patronage they depended upon. - Barbara W. Tuchman
Children have imagination enough to grasp any idea which you present to them with honesty and without patronage. - Armstrong Sperry
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
We cherish reprobates, not for their cruelty, but for their little show of patronage. - Michael Bassey Johnson