Welfare Quotes

May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.

Joseph Lancaster

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he†works†for the welfare of his fellow-men.

Mohandas Gandhi

Legislation†can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.

Andrew Johnson

It is necessary to take an active part in†politics†to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth.

Charles Edison

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

Edmund Burke

If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.

Gloria Steinem

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

Henry A. Wallace

If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

I believe welfare makes you lazy and unproductive.

Charles Evers

How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.

Jim Fowler

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.

Zora Neale Hurston

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

Al Capp

And for man to look upon himself as a capital good, even if it did not impair his freedom, may seem to debase him... by†investing†in themselves, people can enlarge the range of choice available to them. It is one way free men can enhance their welfare.

Theodore William Schultz

An individual, in promoting his own interest, may injure the public interest; a nation, in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest of a part of its members.

Friedrich List

All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God; and they are all, by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations, bound to consult the public welfare.

Jonathan Mayhew

Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society

Jack Kingston

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.

James H. Douglas

The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security

Robert Welch

...the case for individual freedom rests largely on the recognition of the inevitable and universal ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievements of our ends and welfare depend

Fredrich August von Hayek

And here we encounter the seeds of government disaster and collapse -- the kind that wrecked ancient Rome and every other civilization that allowed a socio political monster called the welfare state to exist

Barry Goldwater

Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated

Thomas Jefferson

It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense

Richard Dawkins
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