Who fashioned the quote:

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  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    "If you give then an inch, they will take a mile."

    This has been bothering me all morning, any help? I can't find anything on Google. :(
     
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    I'd always assumed that it was simply one of those old sayings that didn't come from a particular individual – like 'look before you leap' and that sort of thing?
     
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    according to this its been around at least 450 years and even then it was probably a bit hackneyed. I almost expected Aesop or a proverb to be the source of this one.
     

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