Friday, November 20, 2009

This seems so obvious....

...but it must not be.

"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. These words are as true today as then. In fact, in light of today's situation it sounds like he wrote them just for our day.

    Thank you for posting this.

  2. Wow, how true. I would get quite angry when they would lift Obama images with Lincoln's during the campaign. It was a masterpeice of deceptive marketing and politicing.

    Lincoln surely is turning in his grave!