Quote of the Day

* 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

EDIT:  After skepticism on the part of a reader, I researched a bit and found that indeed this was NOT written by Abraham Lincoln, as I had been told.  At www.truthorfiction.com  it says that this was actually written by William J. H. Boetcker in 1942.  It was published in a pamphlet along with a Lincoln quote, and many people inferred from the pamphlet that these statements were also written by Lincoln.  So now you know.    Thanks, Spazzy Mommy!


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I'm a wonderer. I spend a lot of time mulling, pondering, and cogitating. This is just a place to park some of those thoughts.
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7 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Anonymous says:

    Those are excellent reminders!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I personally think that sometimes people are so far down that they need a helping hand to get up.

  3. Good ole’ Abe. Nice quotes!

  4. SpazzyMommy says:

    I just love quotes from Abraham Lincoln…..I think these have been edited and aren’t verbatim?? 🙂 He was a little more “Shakespearean” in his language. (LOL)

  5. homefire says:

    @SpazzyMommy – you are so right, lady!  You’re good!  See my edit.

  6. bwebbjr says:

    Saw this yesterday at FKIProfessor … it’s good to see it agian.  Thanks!

  7. William J. H. Boetcker      SMART MAN!!  

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