Category Archives: quotes

Doing for people what they can and ought to…

Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is
a dangerous
experiment. In the last analysis the welfare of the workers
depends on their
own private initiative.

– Samuel Gompers, 1915
President, American Federation of Labor
1886 – 1924

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or…

“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is
being very wasteful. How true that is.”

– Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle at a fundraising event for
the United Negro College Fund. He was attempting to quote the line
“a mind is a terrible thing to waste”