Sunday, July 5, 2009

Couldn't Pass This Up - The Ten Cannots

Nothing original here, today. But I couldn't pass this one up. I'll tell you what, I'll put 'em here for now and expound upon them later, cool?

The Ten Cannots by William J H Boetcker (1873–1962)

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.

A couple of these really hit home with the decisions that our nation currently faces, huh?

...establish sound security on borrowed money...spending more than you earn...what men can do for themselves...

Better quit now before I really start preaching.

1 comment:

  1. very politically and morally appropriate.