Welfare Quotes

People who make careers out of helping others -- sometimes at great sacrifice, often not -- usually don't like to hear that those others might get along fine, might even get along better, without their help

John Holt

Every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to addÖ artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society -- the farmers, mechanics, and laborers -- who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government

Andrew Jackson

What our country deserves from everyone who enjoys its fruits and freedoms is a little more gratitude -- and a lot less greed

Michelle Malkin

The worth of a state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it

John Stuart Mill

What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored

Friedrich Nietzsche

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves

George Pataki

I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity, ... [it] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.

Franklin Pierce

The first destroyer of the liberties of a people is he who first gave them bounties and largess


The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits


Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel

Ayn Rand

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end

Albert Schweitzer

One of the sad signs of our times is that we have diminished those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain

Thomas Sowell

Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them

Baruch Spinoza

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

Liberty and happiness have a powerful enemy on each hand; on the one hand tyranny, on the other licentiousness [anarchy]. To guard against the latter, it is necessary to give the proper powers to government; and to guard against the former, it is necessary that those powers should be properly distributed

James Wilson

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