Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Another Quote


"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 traveled 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, On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor, November 1766


I just can't elaborate on this one as it says it all.

6 comments:

Dr. Phat Tony said...

I beginning to like Ben more and more.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great quote.
Great blog, too. :)

Anna said...

Thanks guys!

I will have to see what else I can find. The quotes have been thought provoking so far. Hmmm, must be on the right track?

PoP said...

Ben sure was a great guy. I'll miss the bar hopping with him. Never did thank him for the bifocals. Good site Anna. I'll be back.

Gina said...

he was a wise man for sure ...

Anna said...

Another of my Ben favorites "Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Pop, he knows you appreciate the bifocals! Thanks for the compliment, ya'll come back now, ya hear!

gina, he was quite funny, too.