Friday, January 16, 2009

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Possibly the quote of the decade:
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 to 2005



At Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:25:00 AM, Blogger sojourner said...

Great quote! I've forwarded it to many other working people.

At Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:25:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Engineering Johnson said...

That is one of the two biggest reasons I object to the legislation that comes from Washington (and in my case Springfield as well)

As Franklin put it "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."

At Monday, January 19, 2009 8:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Friday, January 23, 2009 8:01:00 PM, Blogger Billll said...

Thanx to Samizdata today:

“The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money” –Margaret Thatcher.

At Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rich cannot afford to be without the poor. Otherwise, who would work?

At Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:27:00 PM, Blogger Billll said...

Since expenses have a way of expanding to occupy the available budget, the person with the large pile of money must work as hard and as diligently as the person with the smaller pile. He also has more to lose.


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