Saturday, March 21, 2009

The 10 Cannots

According to Wikipedia, the following was written in 1916 by Rev. William J. H. Boetcker.  There is much wisdom to be found here.  

  • 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.

  • 1 comment:

    Deanna said...

    Seems like common sense doesn't it? But I guess there doesn't seem to be a lot of that going around these days.