Welfare Quotes

I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class

Frederick Douglass

A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom

Milton Friedman

The greatest danger to liberty today comes from the men who are most needed and most powerful in modern government, namely, the efficient expert administrators exclusively concerned with what they regard as the public good

Fredrich August von Hayek

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

Idleness and lack of occupation tend -- nay are dragged -- towards evil

Hippocrates

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 08, 2013
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