Friday, October 30, 2009

Quote o' day

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.
—Abraham Lincoln

h/t Lex


Braxton Hicks said...

My project is to send this to my child's school asking it be made one of the numerous recitation exercises throughout the year.
Brilliant words.

be603 said...

fyi, I didn't "snopes" it but just posted it as reported to me. True words in any case.