Thursday, July 16, 2009

Words of Wisdom

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 people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them
what they could and should do for themselves.

-Abraham Lincoln

1 comment:

L. Marie said...

Great quotes! I have never heard those before from Abraham Lincoln. I appreciate your stance on marriage as well. I hope you keep posting.