Welfare Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old welfare quotes, welfare sayings, and welfare proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The welfare state is the outcome of diverse forces over nearly four centuries of developing social policy.     


Speaker Newt Gingrich says that what is wrong with the present system is not that people abuse welfare but that welfare abuses people.     

Daniel Schorr

Your health and well being should be your number one priority, nothing else is more important.     

Robert Cheeke

Happiness is absolutely a feeling and a state of well-being, but the key to happiness is understanding that it is created through action.     

Kristi Ling

Good well-being leads to good working performance.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.     

Todd Tiahrt

This welfare for wealthy companies wastes taxpayer dollars, harms the environment, and makes a mockery of the recent reductions in federal social spending programs.     

Ralph Nader

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare.     

Larry Elder

The welfare of our children is our main concern and their best interests are our first priority     

Eddie Murphy

Being truly happy in life involves you feeling more in control of the direction your life is going.     

Deborah Day

The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites     

Thomas Sowell

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added     

Ronald Reagan

Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world.     

Gwendolyn Brooks

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.     

Ronald Reagan

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.     

Albert Camus

Welfare is monetary methadone.     

Adam Carolla

Welfare makes you dependent upon someone to take care of you.     

Charles Evers

Welfare reforms and the whole happy exploitation movement are not baby steps. They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction.     

Gary L. Francione

Welfare is not a retirement plan.     

Ernie J Zelinski

The welfare of a child is not to be measured by money only, nor by physical comfort only.     

Lindley, L.J

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.     

Louise Hart

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.     

John Comenius

The well-being and the hopes of the peoples of the world can never be served until peace as well as freedom, honor and self-respect is secure.     

Ralph J. Bunche

Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.     

Martin Seligman

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.     

G.K. Chesterton

Once you go on welfare it changes you. Even if you get off welfare, you never escape the stigma that you were a charity case. You're scarred for life.     

Jeannette Walls

The welfare and the future of our societies depend on our capacity to remain mobilized so as to improve the health of every mother and child.     

Jean Ping

The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.     

Helen Keller

Private sincerity is a public welfare.     

C. A. Bartol

Welfare should be a safety-net, not a hammock.