Monday, August 3, 2009

Can and Can Not

Found this quote on a site the other day and thought I would pass it on. Don't know who wrote it - but it is simple and true. Many of these things have been tried before throughout history and proven to be true.

"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."


Lady Ridesalot said...


Don't know who said it either, but makes perfect sense!!

FLHX_Dave said...

Well....Yeah. True, true.

B.B. said...

Sounds good to me!

Ann said...

So much logic in one tiny post!

Camron said...

Makes a lot of sense to me... Some parts more than others, but the reality of it is simple, You can't do anything to help anyone if all you think about is me, my, mine...
Hope you had an awesome holiday weekend!
Catch you on the road!

Anonymous said...

William J. H. Boetcker

The mistake of crediting Lincoln for having been the source of "The Ten Cannots" has been repeated many times since, most notably by Ronald Reagan in a speech he gave at the 1992 Republican convention in Houston.