Wise words for election time

I had this passed along to me and thought it was worth sharing. Enjoy.

During this election year let’s be reminded of these words:
“* 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 men’s initiative and independence.
* You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could and should, do for themselves.”

Abraham Lincoln Reverend William J.H. Boetcker

  1. Bob Bliss

    Actually those words were written by Reverend William J.H. Boetcker. Here is a link to check it out.


  2. bob

    thanks for pointing that out… It is a bummer that the reverend isn’t getting credit for his wise words…

  3. Van Theodorou

    Great post and how true it is! Just wish the mainstream media would report stuff like this.

  4. Darrell

    Van the mainstream media is reporting this stuff in the form of Current Economic Crisis i.e. What hasn’t worked