"Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity."
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William Howard Taft
(1857-1930) 27th US President
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Well stated
 -- Anonymous, 91353     
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    Taft was right on target with this quote.
     -- Jim K, Austin     
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    Socialism does NOT offer any adequate substitute for the motive of selfishness or enlightened selflessness. Selfishness is NOT the basis of all human labor and effort (Jesus the Christ's, Gandhi's and other similar teachings are a testament to the noble labor of enlightened selflessness).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    As an extra note, socialism is an epitome or prime example of selfishness - using other people's money for selfish purposes (until the money runs out).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Selflessness is an effective behavior when at Liberty. It promotes peace rather than conflict. The ability to set affections on the above. Enlightened selfishness promotes greed and conflict. Socialism, crooks with an education that run in a crowd.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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