Saturday, March 6, 2010

From the Mouth of Abe

Working in education I come across many quotes from famous Americans. Here’s my favorite from cherished, wise and respected Abraham Lincoln.

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do themselves.”

What would Old Abe think of his United States of America in 2010?

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