A society of of Sheep must in time beget a government of wolves
July 22, 2009
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“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, (1931-2005)
“A society of of Sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” – Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903 – 1987)
I just thought these were two great quotes and really wanted to post them. I’m thinking of setting up a quotes page, or maybe calling it a Passing On Wisdom page, something a bit classy than Random Quotes. Either way, here they are.
Part of the reason I like them is how well they relate to the book I’m currently reading and almost done reading. I’ve only got the last two chapters to go. The End of Prosperity is basically a long and analytical attack on the ideas that go against those two quotes. I’m actually writing the last three chapter summaries right now. So I’ll just leave you to think on those two bits of wisdom.