Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Simple Immutable Truth

    • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
    • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
    • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
    • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
    • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

William John Henry Boetcker (1873 – 1962)