The value of honest labor

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don’t have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.”

Adrian Rogers (1931-2005)

Advertisements
Leave a comment

4 Comments

  1. Suzanne

     /  December 30, 2010

    Amen!

  2. A) nice header 🙂
    B) we are totally on the same brain waves because… me and my brothers have been working on a few projects, and I keep thinking how glad I am that they’re such hard workers.
    C) miss you

  3. Maria

     /  January 3, 2011

    Amen amen amen. Have you read Atlas Shrugged? You need to.

  4. Thanks, friends!

    Maria, I haven’t read Atlas Shrugged. And, honestly, you are the only person I know who has finished that epic. I really want to read it sometime, though.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: