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“The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state.” – Thomas Sowell

“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.” – Barack Obama

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” – Montesquieu

“Happiness is absolutely a feeling and a state of well-being, but the key to happiness is understanding that it is created through action.” – Kristi Ling

“Good well-being leads to good working performance.” –  Lailah Gifty Akita

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.” – Robert Peel

“Social welfare is the most corrosive behavioral force ever unleashed by man.” – James Cook

“If you're running a dictatorship, you don't really have to worry about the welfare or the property rights of the ordinary citizen. Only the people who keep you in power, a very small group, matter.” – Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

“People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important.” – Chris Hemsworth

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.” – Helen Keller

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility

“The promise of welfare and welfare regulation mean that there is no incentive to accept jobs that do not meet basic standards.” – Jacob Rees-Mogg

“The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.” – Helen Keller

“The welfare and the future of our societies depend on our capacity to remain mobilized so as to improve the health of every mother and child.” – Jean Ping

“Welfare should be a safety-net, not a hammock.” – Anonymous

“Once you go on welfare it changes you. Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case. You're scarred for life.” – Jeannette Walls

“Welfare makes you dependent upon someone to take care of you.” – Charles Evers

“Private sincerity is a public welfare.” – C. A. Bartol

“If Islam's sole interest is the welfare of mankind, then Islam is the strongest advocate of human rights anywhere on Earth.” – Mos Def

“The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform.” – Robert Scheer

“The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.” – Annie Besant

“Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare.” – Larry Elder

“My mom was a single mother in the South Bronx living in adverse conditions. Seeing her struggles to get herself off of welfare and get back into the workplace and give me and my sister a better life - it's an inspiration for me.” – Andrea Navedo

“This welfare for wealthy companies wastes taxpayer dollars, harms the environment, and makes a mockery of the recent reductions in federal social spending programs.” – Ralph Nader

“It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.” ― Murray N. Rothbard

“The welfare of our children is our main concern and their best interests are our first priority.” – Eddie Murphy

“Say 'Toronto' or 'Ontario,' and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America: a United States with a welfare regime and a more polite street etiquette, and the additionally reassuring visage of Queen Elizabeth on the currency.” – Christopher Hitchens

“Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.” – Andrew Johnson

“I have a track record of under-promising and over-delivering, whether it's on the economy, border protection, welfare reforms.” – Scott Morrison

“Some of the best things about being a vegetarian include, of course, contributing towards the welfare of animals. Being a vegetarian can also make you a healthier person, and it helps the environment. All of these things make vegetarianism worthwhile. It's really a win-win situation.” – Laura Mennell

“The welfare state is the outcome of diverse forces over nearly four centuries of developing social policy.” – Anonymous

“God works in mysterious ways but at least he works, he's never on welfare in a mysterious way.” ― Steven Colbert

“Corporations are not in business to be social-welfare organizations; they are there to make money.” –  Benjamin Carson

“Speaker Newt Gingrich says that what is wrong with the present system is not that people abuse welfare but that welfare abuses people.” – Daniel Schorr

“Your health and well being should be your number one priority, nothing else is more important.” – Robert Cheeke

“We evolved without social welfare and we are equipped to solve our problems without it.” – James Cook

We evolved without social welfare and we are equipped to solve our problems without it

“The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness - even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent - will be an elevating influence wherever he goes.” – Orison Swett Marden

“The social sciences offer equal promise for improving human welfare; our lives can be greatly improved through a deeper understanding of individual and collective behavior. But to realize this promise, the social sciences, like the natural sciences, need to match their institutional structures to today's intellectual challenges.” – Nicholas A. Christakis

“There's no conflict between the social-welfare state and open markets.” – Gerhard Schroder

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” – Edmund Burke

“Because tax cuts create an incentive to increase output, employment, and production, they also help balance the budget by reducing means-tested government expenditures. A faster-growing economy means lower unemployment and higher incomes, resulting in reduced unemployment benefits and other social welfare programs.” – Arthur Laffer

“Our foremost priority is the removal of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, disease and illiteracy. All social welfare programmes must be implemented efficiently. Agencies involved in the delivery of services should have a strong sense of duty and work in a transparent, corruption-free, time-bound and accountable manner.” – Pratibha Patil

“We can build the fence. We can triple the border patrol. We can end sanctuary cities by cutting off funding to them. We can end welfare for those here illegally.” – Ted Cruz

“Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.” – Benazir Bhutto

“Being truly happy in life involves you feeling more in control of the direction your life is going.” – Deborah Day

“Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

“Welfare is monetary methadone.” – Adam Carolla

“I got songs about being broke, being on welfare, being poor, Section 8.” – Logic

“Most women are one man away from welfare.” – Gloria Steinem

“People always want welfare, development, and good governance. As long as you are delivering, people are with you.” – N. Chandrababu Naidu

“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree

“With the observable fact that scientific knowledge makes our lives better when applied with concern for human welfare and environmental protection, there is no question that science and technology can produce abundance so that no one has to go without.” – Jacque Fresco

“We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.” – Ronald Reagan

“Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society.” – Jack Kingston

“My childhood was rough, we were poor and my parents were alcoholics, but nobody was mean. I knew I was loved. We were on welfare, but I never felt abandoned or unloved.” – Carol Burnett

“To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.” – Henry Van Dyke

“Welfare reforms and the whole happy exploitation movement are not baby steps. They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction.” – Gary L. Francione

“Welfare is not a retirement plan.” – Ernie J Zelinski

“A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.” – James H. Douglas, Jr.

“The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP.” – Simon Kuznets

“I stated that I'm a libertarian Republican, which means I believe in a series of issues, such as smaller government, constraint on budget deficits, free markets, globalization, and a whole series of other things, including welfare reform.” – Alan Greenspan

“Economics evolved as a more moral and more egalitarian approach to policy than prevailed in its surrounding milieu. Let's cherish and extend that heritage. The real contributions of economics to human welfare might turn out to be very different from what most people - even most economists - expect.” – Tyler Cowen

“The welfare of a child is not to be measured by money only, nor by physical comfort only.” – Lindley, L.J

“The more people who are dependent on government handouts, the more votes the left can depend on for an ever-expanding welfare state.” – Thomas Sowell

“Greatness consists in deciding only what is necessary for the welfare of the country and making straight for the goal.” – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

“The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.” – Thomas Sowell

Welfare Quotes

“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.” – Louise Hart

“The E.U.'s tax and regulatory policies, climate-change and welfare spending, and free immigration even in wartime are gradually ruining Europe. That's why I believe Brexit is good for British freedom, political autonomy, and the survival of democratic capitalism.” – Lawrence Kudlow

“Man has throughout the ages been seeking something beyond himself, beyond material welfare - something we call truth or God or reality, a timeless state - something that cannot be disturbed by circumstances, by thought or by human corruption.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare, and cronyism at their worst.” – Paul Ryan

“But when I see a story on welfare on television, they only show black people.” – Charles Barkley

“The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them.” – Pauline Hanson

“The well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world can never be served until peace as well as freedom, honor and self-respect is secure.” – Ralph J. Bunche

“I would suggest that faith is everyone's business. The advance or decline of faith is so intimately connected to the welfare of a society that it should be of particular interest to a politician.” – William Wilberforce

“Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.” – Martin Seligman

“Stopping new illegal immigration - preventing the effects that will have on our schools, on our hospitals, on our welfare system, on our wage earners - will save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.” – Stephen Miller

“I cannot possibly believe that I have it made while so many black brothers and sisters are hungry, inadequately housed, insufficiently clothed, denied their dignity as they live in slums or barely exist on welfare.” – Jackie Robinson

“The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.” – Al Capp

“My resolve is to work for the development of the state and the welfare of the people, so I will tackle all challenges. That's my vision.” – Yogi Adityanath

“Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Welfare Quotes

“The most important social welfare program in America is a job.” – Newt Gingrich

“But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“I love money because I've earned it. I won sixty G's with my first knockout - and the week before, I was collecting social welfare.” – Conor McGregor

“Once I really got into securities fraud prosecutions, I came to realize how central they were to the maintenance of a free market and how, in many ways, they are far more important to the welfare of our society than many of the more sensational criminal cases that one hears about.” – Jed S. Rakoff

“Jews know this in their bones. Our community could not exist for a day without its volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organizations, whether they involve welfare, youth, education, care of the sick and elderly, or even protection against violence and abuse.” – Jonathan Sacks

“My father volunteered in early 1941, before Pearl Harbor, and became an officer in the U.S. Navy. As I was growing up, he taught me the responsibility of command: A leader is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the welfare of people under his or her care. That was a deeply felt obligation in his generation.” – Chesley Sullenberger

“The food system is not a free market. In this country, we impose reasonably high standards of animal welfare - but we haven't applied the same standards to food we import, so all we're really doing is exporting cruelty from Britain elsewhere, and at the same time undermining our farmers.” – Zac Goldsmith

“My father died when I was nine and a half. We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then... I never forgot the generosity of New York.” – Larry King

“The powers of Congress are totally inadequate to preserve the balance between the respective States, and oblige them to do those things which are essential for their own welfare or for the general good.” – Henry Knox

“We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare. And, of course, for us. United Nations - organizations, agencies - we need to do our part.” – Margaret Chan

“I'm not into animal rights. I'm only into animal welfare and health. I've been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the '70s. We're a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs, cats, lizards and wildlife. I've worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes!” – Betty White

“We will get our people off of welfare and back to work - rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.” – Donald Trump

“Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.” – Ronald Reagan

“Justice that is not rooted in equity, in social welfare, and in community is not justice at all.” – DeRay Mckesson

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” – Albert Camus

“The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.” – Noam Chomsky

“Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well.” – Vladimir Bukovsky

“Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan, or endanger our coastlines, or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers.” – Barack Obama

“My mom struggled for a long time growing up poor, and then we were on welfare when I was a kid. So to see her kids, not just me, be successful and making money and happy and healthy and in good relationships - it means so much to her after all that she's been through.” – Andrea Navedo

“The biggest and most deadly 'tax' rate on the poor comes from a loss of various welfare state benefits - food stamps, housing subsidies and the like - if their income goes up.” – Thomas Sowell

“We were below welfare. We begged from people on welfare. My father tried to repair our shoes with pieces of bicycle tires.” – Frank McCourt

“Both Marx and Christ agree that in this life, a right action is consideration for the welfare of others.” – Gore Vidal

“Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on - I guess you'd call it welfare, what we called relief.” – Carol Burnett

“It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature.” – Harriet Martineau

“For the undocumented immigrants, the big priority is just to get out from the shadows, be able to get a driver's license, buy an airplane ticket and stop worrying about sudden deportation. But for the country as a whole, it's crucial that everybody have a citizen's stake in the nation's welfare.” – Gail Collins

“I devoted myself to the task of welfare of my countrymen - not as a ruler but as a servant.” – Sheikh Hasina

“I say don't overreact; cool your jets. Focus on things that you can control: your business, your employees' welfare, your guests, and the quality of the product that you dish up. Do that, keep your chin down, pay attention to business, and the sun will come up tomorrow. That's the way I figure it.” – Steve Wynn

“In truth, the world is now a seamless web from which no nation, large or small, young or old, can disassociate itself. Every attitude and every action of every nation can affect the welfare and security of every other nation around the globe.” – Robert Kennedy

“True security is based on people's welfare - on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity. Development, peace, disarmament, reconciliation and justice are not separate from security; they help to underpin it.” – Ban Ki-moon

“The religion of tomorrow will be less concerned with the dogmas of theology and more concerned with the social welfare of humanity.” – Tommy Douglas

“Your health and well being should be your number one priority, nothing else is more important.” – Robert Cheeke

“I was born and raised in the ghetto, on welfare, two minutes from homeless.” –

“It is the common wish of the people that the autocratic rule of the Manchu government be overthrown, that the Republic of China be strengthened, and that people's livelihood and welfare be pursued.” – Sun Yat-sen

“Like normal people, leftists now have to get up in the morning and earn a living, seeing as the fascists have come down so hard on social welfare fraud, and this is the cruel reality. The good old days are gone, and increasingly, leftists are to be found working in ordinary, proper jobs.” – Michael Leunig

“Beneficience removes evils, introduces the practice of virtue, and adds to general welfare and civilization.” – Dayananda Saraswati

“Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.” –Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.” – Jim Fowler

“Only those who are ideologically opposed to military programs think of the defense budget as the first and best place to get resources for social welfare needs.” – Herman Kahn

“State and local law enforcement are the primary protectors of the health, safety, and welfare of the people in the individual states.” – Ron DeSantis

“If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature.” – Wendell Berry

“The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state.” – Ben Shapiro

“I was the first tenured woman at Columbia. That was 1972; every law school was looking for its woman. Why? Because Stan Pottinger, who was then head of the office for civil rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, was enforcing the Nixon government contract program.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.” – Eminem

“The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.” – William Howard Taft

“Promoting dependency is the Democratic Party's vocation. It knows that almost all entitlements are forever, and those that are not - e.g., the lifetime eligibility for welfare, repealed in 1996 - are not for the middle class.” – George Will

“Those who wish to promote the welfare of the people should advance in solidarity with them and select the path most suitable for them. Since the history of our people is different from that of the people of the West, the steps that the two peoples choose to take in order to advance must also be different.” – Sun Yat-sen

“We spend billions of pounds on welfare, yet millions are trapped on welfare. It's not worth their while going into work.” – David Cameron

“The Labor Department's Hall of Honor recognizes men and women - like Cesar Chavez, Helen Keller and the Workers of the Memphis Sanitation Strike - who have made invaluable contributions to the welfare of American workers.” – Tom Perez

“In Britain, the centrally prescribed welfare to work system short-changes the young unemployed. Transport, housing and education are over centralised.” – David Miliband

“South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake.” – Nguyen Cao Ky

“Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.” – Grover Norquist

“Personal accountability and responsibility is dying. Long live the Democrat welfare state.” – Neal Boortz

“There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief.” – Barbara Castle

“The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.” – Todd Tiahrt

“In 1996, Republicans used reconciliation to pass major legislation that ended six decades of welfare policy.” – Bernie Sanders

“Some people think that welfare reform should have hurt Bill Clinton with black voters.” – P. J. O'Rourke

“In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married - we became an interracial couple.” – Alice Walker

“We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.” – Newt Gingrich

“The welfare state is collapsing all around us. There are people that realize that we can't go on this way, but I'm not sure how many people realize how close we are to the collapse of the U.S. financial system.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Do not calculate what I have done, for I shall accept no recompense. Calculate the public advantage, the welfare and liberty of my country, and believe that I shall refuse no burden, no danger, provided that, at the hour of tranquillity, I may return to private life, for there now remains but one step for my ambition - that of arriving at zero.” – Marquis de Lafayette

“I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent.” – Philip Zimbardo

“The problems of aging present an opportunity to rethink our social and personal lives in order to ensure the dignity and welfare of each individual.” – Daisaku Ikeda

“To increase the power, develop the resources and promote the happiness of a Confederacy, it is requisite there should be so much of homogeneity that the welfare of every portion would be the aim of the whole.” – Jefferson Davis

“The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.” – Edward Thorndike

“I am angry about the mammoth, out-of-control social welfare entitlement programs from Washington, D.C., that were supposed to solve our problems. The obvious truth is these impractical, politically motivated programs have irreparably damaged the fabric of our black society and community.” – Allen West

“Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state. It is the crown jewel of the welfare state.” – Monica Crowley

“Family preparedness has been a long-established welfare principle.” – Ezra Taft Benson

“God our Father, Jesus, our Elder Brother and our Redeemer, and the Holy Ghost, the Testator, are perfect. They know us best and love us most and will not leave one thing undone for our eternal welfare. Should we not love them for it and honor them first?” – Ezra Taft Benson

“When I grew up in the Bronx, we always had everyone telling us, 'Watch out for the system, watch out for child welfare, watch out, they'll get you,' and I grew up with this feeling of, 'Society is over there and they're dangerous and not safe.'” – Liz Murray

“But we will say something else. That for far too long in this country, people who can work, people who are able to work, and people who choose not to work: you cannot go on claiming welfare like you are now.” –

David Cameron

“I often think that the Greatest Generation gave birth to the Crappiest Generation, the stinky hippies with their slacktivism and demand for government welfare in the name of freedom.” – Dana Loesch

“My mum's amazing. She's the person I admire most, I think, in her sacrifice to me and my sister and her level of emotional sacrifice to people around her. She takes a high level of personal responsibility for the welfare of people around her.” – Jon Richardson

“Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.” – William Lyon Mackenzie King

“Just as an individual of pre-eminent worth transforms democracy into a monarchy of the best man, even so the rule of one man, if in all things it has an eye to the common welfare, is democracy.” – Apollonius of Tyana

“We should always care for the minorities and be attentive towards their welfare.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“I'm, you know, having begun my public service in state government. I very much respect the authority of states to make the decisions to provide for its citizen - the safety and welfare of its citizens.” – Alberto Gonzales

“If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector, Democrats will lose black votes.” – Alveda King

“In general, we run the farm like a business instead of a welfare recipient, and we adhere to historically-validated patterns.” – Joel Salatin

“The eligibility for food stamps has widened and widened; welfare has been widened - unemployment insurance and disability insurance. These are all incentives not to work.” – Lawrence Kudlow

“Technology should be used for better purposes, for people's overall welfare and development of state and country, instead of misusing it to win elections.” – N. Chandrababu Naidu

“What does animal welfare have to do with food safety? The animals are the food! They are living in their own excrement, developing horrific sores, stressed out, and, therefore, more vulnerable to illness and disease.” – Jane Velez-Mitchell

“My wife and I, we started a foundation about companion animal rescue, but there's a group called Performing Animal Welfare Society just outside of Sacramento... and they offered me a job as an elephant keeper.” – Tony La Russa

“The original purpose of the welfare state was to lift people into self-sufficiency, not to create a permanent underclass dependent on taxpayers.” – Stephen Moore

“If the Left really wants to preserve family structure and advance cultural values such as work, why do they oppose reforms to a welfare system that pays teenage girls to have babies out of wedlock and disparage conservative proposals that require able-bodied Americans to work for their welfare benefits like food stamps?” – Stephen Moore

“For complicated historical and political reasons, we associate 'poor' in our public consciousness with 'black.' Terms such as 'welfare queen' and 'culture of poverty' became associated uniquely with the social maladies of African Americans in urban ghettos, despite the fact that poor whites outnumbered poor blacks.” – J. D. Vance

“The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.” – William H. Seward

“Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called 'culture of dependency' on welfare - welfare defined as 'free stuff' and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.” – Christine Pelosi

“Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers.” – Mike Fitzpatrick

“How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.” – Jim Fowler

“I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.” – Jan Hus

“How can we teach our children to be responsible beyond themselves and care for other human beings' welfare and for the welfare of the planet and all that it contains? It's a difficult lesson to convey, when, more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, Prince William Sound is still experiencing the damaging effects.” – Gloria Reuben

“We all avow to struggle for making this country a welfare state where everyone is allowed to spend life on the basis of social justice and where everyone can live in peace and honour.” – Abdul Qadeer Khan

“It takes us many years to learn that the passion for justice and the welfare of all, once it has been aroused, is the deepest one in moral life.” – Austin Clarke

“The worst thing we could do is impose time limits and then expect people to sink or swim once they move off welfare.” – William Julius Wilson

“A Hindu is interested in the welfare of all: not merely humans, but all living beings.” – Yogi Adityanath

“My fans are indulging in social welfare activities from time to time and have also been helping economically backward students.” – Karthi

“I don't know how we will ever have the moral authority to deal with social welfare if we can't deal with corporate welfare.” – Jeb Hensarling

“By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families.” – Spencer Bachus

“There's no doubt that when the Republican Party took over in 1994, the 'Contract with America' was an opportunity to implement some things - like welfare reform and some of the other initiatives. Then, it kind of lost its steam.” – Marco Rubio

“The real purpose of welfare is to get rid of poor people entirely. Everybody knows welfare has bad effects; that's the point.” – P. J. O'Rourke

“If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.” – Gloria Steinem

“Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women - or the welfare of anyone - depending on who controls it.” – Gloria Steinem

“When someone died in the wilderness of frontier America, that person's physical remains were buried and the handcarts continued west, but the mourning survivors had hope for their loved one's eternal soul. However, when someone dies spiritually in the wilderness of sin, hope may be replaced by dread and fear for the loved one's eternal welfare.” – James E. Faust

“We need to do everything we can to protect the health and welfare of children around the world, but fortunately, it's getting easier to provide things like medication and care.” – Alek Wek

“Mission presidents hold keys of responsibility for the welfare, safety, and success of their missionaries.” – Russell M. Nelson

“I came from nothing. I came from the projects and welfare and ended up a millionaire with no frame of reference. I was bound to hit a wall sooner or later.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so.” – Dennis Prager


Yet, while producing increasingly selfish people, the mantra of the Left, and therefore of the universities and the media, has been for generations that capitalism and the free market, not the welfare state, produces selfish people.” – Dennis Prager

“I grew up on Section 8 housing, food stamps, welfare, and dealing with social services. I never had a Christmas. I never had a birthday.” – Logic

“While boosting the production of consumer goods, we should channel great efforts into improving the welfare service for the people.” – Kim Jong-un

“I became married at a young age and had two daughters and divorced at 26. I had to go on welfare to make ends meet. I had no way to support myself.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“He would be a very absurd legislator who should pretend to set bounds to his country's welfare, lest it should perish by knowing no bounds.” – Horace Walpole

“Fiscally, I'm very conservative. I don't believe in welfare states. I believe in giving people jobs.” – Gene Simmons

“Welfare became a term of opprobrium - a contentious, often vindictive area of political conflict in which liberals and conservatives clashed and children were lost sight of.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“Most of black America is in housing projects, without jobs, living on welfare. And this is not the case in 'The Cosby Show,' because all the values in that household are strictly what I would call white American values.” – August Wilson

“When some Republican governors asked to try new ways to put people on welfare back to work, the Obama Administration said they would only do it if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20%. You hear that? More work. So the claim that President Obama weakened welfare reform's work requirement is just not true.” – William J. Clinton

“My views on everything from welfare to a balanced budget to affirmative action can be traced to what Buddy and Helen Watts taught me as a young boy growing up poor but proud in Eufaula.” – J. C. Watts

“People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.” – Mitt Romney

“Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security.” – Ezra Taft Benson

“The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay

“There is scarcely anything to which I am so feelingly alive as the honour and welfare of my country, and, as a poet, I have no higher enjoyment than singing her sons and daughters.” – Robert Burns

“Ma was legally blind due to a degenerative eye disease she'd had since birth. This meant she was entitled to welfare, and our lives revolved around the first day of every month when her payment was due.” – Liz Murray

“What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.” – David Cameron

“In '86 or '87, the welfare lists were at the lowest level in 17 years. Why? Because the economy was the best it was in 17 years. There were jobs.” – Mario Cuomo

“Legally speaking, the term 'public rights' is as vague and indefinite as are the terms 'public health,' 'public good,' 'public welfare,' and the like. It has no legal meaning, except when used to describe the separate, private, individual rights of a greater or less number of individuals.” – Lysander Spooner

“We no longer live in an era in which foreign policymakers can claim to serve their nations' interests treating what happens to people in other countries as an afterthought... What happens to people in other countries matters. It matters to the welfare of our own nations and our own citizens.” – Samantha Power

“My parents were reasonably affluent in Kabul. In the States, we were on welfare. My mom became a waitress, and my dad became a driving instructor. That part of the American immigrant experience applies to people of any nationality.” – Khaled Hosseini

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