You Cannot Legislate The Poor Into Freedom

Posted by on Sep 21, 2009 in Leadership, Life | No Comments

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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 fruit of their labor.

— Adrian Rogers, Ten Secrets For A Successful Family (p. 1138), 1996

Lest you think this is solely a political message, substitute “leadership” for “government” in the third sentence and “organization” for “nation” in the last paragraph.

From an organizational perspective, we wouldn’t dare to think any other way, would we?

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