Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
— Groucho Marx

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
— Mark Twain

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.
— Ronald Reagan

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
— E. M. Forster

The proverb warns; Don't bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
— Thomas Szasz