Potent Quotable

Rose Wilder Lane

“Anyone who says that economic security is a human right, has been to much babied. While he babbles, other men are risking and losing their lives to protect him. They are fighting the sea, fighting the land, fighting disease and insects and weather and space and time, for him, while he chatters that all men have a right to security and that some pagan god—Society, The State, The Government, The Commune—must give it to them. Let the fighting men stop fighting this inhuman earth for one hour, and he will learn how much security there is.”
Rose Wilder Lane

This is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter.



  1. 3goodkids said,

    October 6, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Great Quote. People think the world is different now, but some things never change. Human nature has changed very little in spite of all the technological advances we have made.

  2. Nan C said,

    October 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    When I read the word “babble” I thought of this verse our pastor just talked about this morning:

    “But avoid worldy and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene.” – 2 Timothy 2:16-17a

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