Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Wisdom of Ben

"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, 1766.

I used to have a quote of Ben's on my old political blog.  I still think I agree with most everything he's ever said.  If we all followed the wisdom of our forefathers more, this country might be a very different place.

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

"The Constitution only give people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."

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