Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quotable Quotes

Jane, I am so ready for your circle journal. It will be my easiest one, once it finally makes it's way to me. I've been saving quotes on scraps of paper, on my computer, in my notebook, ever since I knew what your topic was. Can't wait!

This one came to me yesterday, though, and couldn't wait.

It is from Dr. Adrian Rogers, the late pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN.

"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.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."


Cali said...

THat's a great quote. I also loved reading about your bummer week. I loved reading about it only because I loved how many things you could list. That was quite the list. I also loved your perspective.


(guess what my word verification is... Kallie (my nemesis, how everyone tries to spell my name))

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Whhhhhhoooooooooooooaaaaa. That is good. I appreciate it more than ever and can't wait to see your additions to my journal.