Quote Of The Day — November 09, 2015

. “I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” Benjamin Franklin,  January 17, 1706 — April 17, 1790   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — November 08, 2015

. “What’s wealth but the means of expanding one’s life? There’s two ways one can do it: either by producing more or by producing it faster.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 1   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — January 1, 2015

. “A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding…and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.” C.J. Cherryh, (Born September 1, 1942)  Fortress of Eagles   ~ ~  Grouchy  ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — December 19, 2014

. “A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. You have a chance to select from pretty elegant furnishings.” Louis L’Amour,  (22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988)   ~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — November 27, 2014

. “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — November 5, 2014

. “What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing? Every living thing must grow. It can’t stand still. It must grow or perish.” -Ayn Rand, (February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982),  Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 1   ~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — October 8, 2014

. “The Roots of Violence” Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi   (Young India, 22 October 1925)   H/T Kathy ~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — June 5, 2014

. If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose- because it contains all the others- the fact that they were the people who created the phrase “to make money”. No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity- to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. Ayn Rand — 1905 – 1982   ~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — September 20, 2013

. If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose- because it contains all the others- the fact that they were the people who created the phrase “to make money”. No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity- to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. Ayn Rand — Atlas Shrugged   . ~ ~  Grouchy  ~ ~