Prosperity

This recently passed through my email and thought I would share it with everyone.

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” ~Adrian Rogers, 1931

What are your thoughts on this quote?

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One thought on “Prosperity

  1. Sam September 3, 2009 / 10:12 pm

    This is truly a wonderful quote but I’m not cynical enough to believe that it is relevant today. Half of us are not providing for the other half. Not that there aren’t dead beats out there, there’s a lot of them. By in large I think most Americans don’t beleive in a free lunch and most of us are willing to perform an honest day’s work for an honest day’s wage.

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