The following video from 1948 is amazingly current today.  It is worth your time (9+ minutes) to watch and consider.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have,” Gerald R. Ford in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974.

“Don’t ask of your friends what you yourself can do.” – Quintus Ennius

“Real adulthood is the result of two qualities: self-discipline and self-reliance. The process of developing them together in balance is called maturing.” – J. W. Jepson