I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare — I have no use for him, either.
May all the gods whom I settled in their sacred centers ask daily of Bêl and Nâbu that my days be long and may they intercede for my Welfare. ... The people of Babylon blessed my kingship, and I settled all the lands in peaceful abodes.cyrus the great
Censorship, in my opinion, is a stupid and shallow way of approaching the solution to any problem. Though sometimes necessary, as witness a professional and technical secret that may have a bearing upon the Welfare and very safety of this country, we should be very careful in the way we apply it, because in censorship always lurks the very great danger of working to the disadvantage of the American nation.
Collectivists would have you believe that individualism is merely another word for selfishness, because individualists oppose Welfare and other forms of coercive redistribution of wealth, but just the opposite is true. Individualists advocate true charity, which is the voluntary giving of their own money, while collectivists advocate the coercive giving of other people's money; which, of course, is why it is so popular.g. edward griffon
Reaching the summit of a mountain gives great satisfaction, but nothing for me has been more rewarding in life than the result of our climb on Everest, when we have devoted ourselves to the Welfare of our Sherpa friends.edmund hillary
American critics of Welfare statism are often surprised to learn that countries like West Germany, with a much more comprehensive Welfare state and a statistically "larger" public sector, have fewer government employees per capita than the United States does.robert kuttner
Lasting peace is sought, it is essential to adopt international measures to improve the lot of the masses. The Welfare of the entire human race must replace hunger and oppression. People of the world must be taught to give up envy, avarice and rancour.Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The US, for historical reasons, mistrusts the concept of a Welfare state, and this mistrust shows itself nakedly under present US government, which commits uncounted billions of the national wealth to what it calls defence, and is close-fisted in giving money to plans which would ameliorate the grinding poverty of a great part of its people. Quite simply, in Canada you could not get away with that.Robertson Davies
The story of Joseph in Egypt and of the seven fat and the seven lean years has passed into the homely wisdom of the ages; but our economic thinking seems to have lost contact with so simple and basic approach to prudent management of a nations Welfare.benjamin graham
Terms like " liberty" and "individual freedom" invoked by generations of Americans who battled to widen the 1787 promise to "promote the general Welfare" have been perverted to create a government primarily dedicated to the state and the political class that runs it. Yes, Virginia, there is a class war and ordinary people are losing it.bill moyers
American critics of Welfare statism are often surprised to learn that countries like West Germany, with a much more comprehensive Welfare state and a statistically "larger" public sector, have fewer government employees per capita than the United States does.
We want to take into account the latest debates on the so-called Welfare State, to be found in the documents of the United Nations and of the European Union, in order to avoid sterile imitations and the most common dysfunction’s of this model: very high social expenditure, heavy-handed State control and an excessive bureaucracy, lack of efficiency in the distribution of resources, an excessive protectionism that engenders the dependency of the citizens, and the demobilization of social initiatives.marc forné molné
The revolution must end and the republic must begin. In our constitution, right must take the place of duty, Welfare that of virtue, and self-defense that of punishment. Everyone must be able to prevail and to live according to one’s own nature.georg büchner
The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public Welfare, nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.harlan, john marshall, ii
I know that my retirement will make no difference in its [my newspaper's] cardinal principles, that it will always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public Welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news, always be drastically independent, never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.joseph pulitzer
We spend the vast bulk of money in the health, Welfare, and education systems in the later years of life. Yet it is in the earliest years that life chances are moulded and set.bob rae
Thus we seem to be on the verge of an expansion of Welfare economics into something like a social science of ethics and politics: what was intended to be a mere porch to ethics is either the whole house or nothing at all. In so laying down its life Welfare economics may be able to contribute some of its insights and analytical methods to a much broader evaluative analysis of the whole social process.kenneth boulding
The essence of the modern state is the union of the universal with the full freedom of the particular, and with the Welfare of individuals.georg wilhelm friedrich hegel
If the Soul sees, after death , what passes on this earth , and watches over the Welfare of those it loves, then must its greatest happiness consist in seeing the current of its beneficent influences widening out from age to age, as rivulets widen into rivers, and aiding to shape the destinies of individuals, families, States, the World; and its bitterest punishment, in seeing its evil influences causing mischief and misery , and cursing and afflicting men, long after the frame it dwelt in has become dust, and when both name and memory are forgotten.albert pike
The state is therefore everyone; the rules within the state are laws which safeguard the Welfare of all and which must originate from the Welfare of all.
A 'socialist' country like Sweden has a highly articulated Welfare state; Denmark and New Zealand (which are not highly industrialized) were among the first countries with a public system of old-age pensions; and Saskatchewan was the first Canadian province to have publicly organized health insurance.
In a world of certainty, the Welfare state has only a small role.
I take upon Myself the concern for the Welfare of those who worship Me with undistracted mind, and have thereby yoked themselves permanently to Divine Spirit.
Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it … or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the Welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
To prevent government from becoming corrupt and tyrannous, its organization and methods should be as simple as possible, its functions be restricted to those necessary to the common Welfare, and in all its parts it should be kept as close to the people and as directly within their control as may be.
Gandhi’s adherence to the philosophy of non-violence, non-possession, community Welfare throughout his life can directly be attributed to the basic teachings of Jainism.
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