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.
Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place -- service -- social service -- the ants creed, the bees creed.
Author: John Galsworthy (1867-1933)
Profession: British Novelist, Playwright
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.
Author: Elizabeth Hardwick (1916)
Profession: American Novelist
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.
Author: Italian Proverb
Profession: Sayings of Italian Origin
'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Don't gag people with welfare, they'll never make an effort.
Author: Source Unknown