Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wise Words

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them,
what they could and should do for themselves.
--Abraham Lincoln


  1. Isn't it amazing how widsom from years gone by still applies today?

  2. I think it would serve all the politicians well to look back on the great fore-fathers and learn from them.