Welfare Quotes

The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judgesí views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.

Justice Hugo L. Black

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not

Thomas Jefferson

We are sure living in a peculiar time. You get more for not working than you will for working, and more for not raising a hog than for raising it

Will Rogers

People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.

Mitt Romney

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People

Benjamin Disraeli

If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.

Auberon Herbert

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of a field in hope that the cow will back up to them

Elbert Hubbard

And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man

John F. Kennedy

With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right

Abraham Lincoln

Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. ... [I] hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts

Ronald Reagan

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Ronald Reagan

A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody

George Bernard Shaw

Socialism means equality of income or nothing... under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well

George Bernard Shaw

Communism and socialism is [sic] seductive. It promises us that people will contribute according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we hear people talk this stuff--Watchout!

Walter E. Williams

A family member asked my wife, "Aren't you concerned about his (our son's) socialization with other kids?" My wife gave this response: "Go to your local middle school, junior high, or high school, walk down the hallways, and tell me which behavior you see that you think our son should emulate."

Manfred B. Zysk

As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.

William Howard Taft

Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high†taxes†and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a†taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.

Grover Norquist

I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.

Eminem

Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.

Jim Fowler

The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.

James Talent

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

Charles de Montesquieu

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.

Jacques Delors

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

Helen Keller

We were on welfare when we were kids. Thanks for reminding me of that

Louie Anderson

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Updated On : January 08, 2013
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