When will we get this?

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. 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 about the end of any nation.

– Abraham Lincoln


5 responses to “When will we get this?

  1. Some truths are timeless…

  2. I just sent this to my AA dad. He talks like this all the time, except after reading this? I think I might finally understand it.

  3. buffalodick – and apparently our resistance to them is timeless as well.Kate – Glad I could be of help ; )

  4. Fantastic. I’m glad you found this quote, because it’s sooo true!!

  5. Not so little Woman – I’m glad my BIL emailed it to me. I really liked it and thought I’d share.

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