In spite of its alluring name, the welfare state stands or falls by compulsion. It is compulsion imposed upon us with the state’s power to punish noncompliance. Once this is clear, it is equally clear that the welfare state is an evil the same as every restriction of freedom. - Wilhelm Röpke
God works in mysterious ways but at least he works, he's never on welfare in a mysterious way. - Stephen Colbert
Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work. - Al Capp
There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Understand now, I'm purely a fiction writer and do not profess to be an earnest student of political science, but I believe strongly that such a law as one prohibiting liquor is foolish, and all the writers, keenly interested in human welfare whom I know, laugh at the prohibition law. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
That amount of time is to be converted into some products, benefits, goods, services, welfare, ministry, but most of us actually truncate this amount of wealth on daily basis. - Sunday Adelaja
The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly. - Thomas Sowell
The welfare of a people lies not in casting other peoples down but in peaceful collaboration. - Ludwig von Mises
People who follow you want to know in their hearts what you are willing to sacrifice for them. Your followers don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care for their welfare. Leading to succeed begins with servant leadership. - DeWayne Owens
if we could tax Americans' cognitive dissonance we could balance the budget. The American people want all kinds of incompatible things, they're human beings, and they want high services, low taxes, and an omnipresent, omniprominent welfare state. - George F. Will
A free and prosperous society has no fear of anyone entering it. But a welfare state is scared to death of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out. - Harry Browne
We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love. - R.A. Torrey
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either. - Sophocles
If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
God loves us. He's watching us, he wants us to succeed, and we'll know someday that he has not left one thing undone for the eternal welfare of each of us. If we only knew it, there are heavenly hosts pulling for us -- friends in heaven that we can't rememer now, who yearn for our victory. - Ezra Taft Benson
The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny. - Calvin Coolidge
If we conservatives of color refuse to promote the welfare state, unfettered abortion, affirmative action, and massive immigration, we are guilty of selling out. - Michelle Malkin
Welfare reforms and the whole happy exploitation movement are not baby steps. They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction. - Gary L. Francione
A man ought to work. That's what he's here for. That's how he contributes to the welfare of the community. - W. Somerset Maugham
There is nothing wrong in being selfish provided you know where your self interest are. Once you start meditating regularly you will come to a stage where you will realize that selfish action are those which brings peace and welfare to all and not only for yourself". - Subodh Gupta
Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly reforming their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact they’re always busy reforming is an implicit admission that they didn’t get it right the first 50 times. - Lawrence W. Reed
Caring about the welfare of children and shaming parents are mutually exclusive endeavors. - Brené Brown
To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human...Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.
Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationalism, or religion.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. - Albert Camus
During rough time in a Business, a Leader should act like a ship captain. His first and foremost priority should be to put his employees to security before thinking of his own welfare. - Indy Bissessur
Girls should be brought up to be comrades and helpers, not to be dolls. They should take a real and not a visionary share in the welfare of the nation.
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law. (Salus Populi Suprema Est Lex) - Cicero