An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them. To avoid that evil, government will redouble the causes of it; and then it will become inveterate and incurable.


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


Mothers born on relief have their babies on relief. Nothingness, truly, seems to be the condition of these New York people. They are nomads going from one rooming house to another, looking for a toilet that functions.


Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-, American novelist)


A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Social Security is a government program with a constituency made up of the old, the near old and those who hope or fear to grow old. After 215 years of trying, we have finally discovered a special interest that includes 100 percent of the population. Now we can vote ourselves rich.


P. J. O'Rourke (1947-, American journalist)


Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Don't gag people with welfare, they'll never make an effort.


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