Friday, March 06, 2009

More wisdom

From the pen of Reverend William John Henry Boetcker (1873-1962).
  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

1 comment:

Simon said...

I think it would be a great idea to print this out and paste it on your mirror so you can read it every day, first thing while your brushing your teeth!! As true now as back in the 1800's!