Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wise Sage Of The Day

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."
- Benjamin Franklin


SSG_E said...

Brilliant! Too few people seek the wisdom of history and our Founding Fathers. People today want quick fixes and easy solutions. As more people seek government handouts we will slide further towards economic collapse and ultimately tyranny.