"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thought for the Day

"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." --Benjamin Franklin

Amazing how much smarter visionaries of 18th century were than progressives of today, who are nothing but warmed over Fabian socialists of 19th century.

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