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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Ten Cannots

Ten Cannots
by the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker
Presbyterian Clergyman in 1916

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
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 security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
~ William J.H. Boetcker

Opposition is true friendship.
~ William Blake

When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.
~ Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)

In a crisis, don't hide behind anything or anybody.
They're going to find you anyway.
~ Paul William "Bear" Bryant

If we don't discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.
~ William Feather

He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made.
~ Henry B. Wilson

He who complains of being fat and eats cake and pizza is no better than the man that lust in drink and self-pity ...Douglas Novack....