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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Benjamin Franklin on poverty

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.

2 Comments:

OpenID steveswb said...

that has always been one of my favorite quotes

Sat Sep 05, 03:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful wonderful quote. glenn Beck just related this on his show, and I had never heard it before. i like ol' Ben even more now!

Tue Mar 16, 05:43:00 PM EDT  

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