Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley, (1792-1822) British poet

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quote

“There is no real wealth but the labor of man.”

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident. The second plank of the communist manifesto robs real wealth, making slaves of once sovereign individuals.

Ronw13, Oregon

In all its mysterious forms.

Ronw13, Oregon

The Agrarian system of value. Physiocracy, " Farmers are the most valuable citizens and the truest Republicans." Thomas Jefferson our representative agrarian,

H Rearden, Burr Ridge

If only the millennials (and all other Americans) would recognize that their wealth is being taxed away before they touch it via Social Security, unemployment compensation, Medicaid, Workman Comp, Disability premiums etc - all socialism taxes.

They should have to write checks FROM THEIR WEALTH rather than having the government sneakily force employers to fork it over before it reaches the employee, who is generating wealth through his labor(and trying to accumulate it)

E Archer, NYC

Absolutely! An un-harvested carrot cannot be eaten, it is worthless. One's labor is one's liberty. Money, in its many forms, allows the trading of one form of labor for another. The 'fruits' thereof are essentially the storage of labor -- they can be traded for other kinds of labor or the fruits thereof. But fruits can rot, so in order to 'save,' the goods being traded for labor must not be perishable. So labor is traded for coins which are non-perishable. Certificates for those coins held in storage are also traded in lieu of the actual specie. As long as no one cheats (i.e. fraud), the trading system works.

But here is the rub. Today the 'certificates' used as money represent IOU's for money. The money is 'created' when it is 'borrowed' and is destroyed when it is returned -- like an IOU. The problem is that people's labor is controlled by the issuance of 'loans' in currency. Every dollar bill is just that, a 'bill' for a dollar, it is not a dollar itself. In fact, the corruption has gone so far that people using the money do not know what a 'dollar' is! It is a unit of measuring weight -- one ounce of silver.

Long story short, if you control the money supply/system you control labor and the value of labor of all those that must use this 'money' for trade and savings. The 'dollar' has been turned into a leaky vase as well as a yoke upon the necks of all. The value of the money has been stolen by 98% since 1913 -- the Federal Reserve got all the nation's gold, representing the entire labor savings of the entire nation. The biggest heist in world history with only one in a million understanding the con.

America will regain its liberty once we turn back from this road. A good start would be the return to a gold standard, which the US President can do and has done several times in US history. If Nixon can take us off, Trump can put us back on.


Get a Quote-a-Day!

Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box daily.