Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just 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 people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

I received the above statements in an email from a friend today. The email (forwarded from someone else to her) attributed the quote to Abraham Lincoln. Always attempting to be as accurate as is possible, I looked it up! It was actually not stated by Abraham Lincoln, but by a Presbyterian minister in the 1940's. At any rate, see the absolute wisdom in the words of these statements. Truth is truth....

The eagle picture above is one that I have had in my computer files for a while. I have no idea where I found it or who should be credited, so I apologize if this is your work. I LOVE this picture. I think that the bald eagle is the most regal looking creature in the skies, and I love it that it is our national symbol.

God Bless America.


  1. What great words of wisdom!!!
    One of my favorite quotes is by Thomas Jefferson:
    " a Government that is big enough to supply you with all that you big enough to take away all that you have "...

  2. Robin - Another example of the genius of the founding fathers. I only wish that a few more legislators of today possessed the same common sense wisdom as showcased in your Thomas Jefferson quote! Thanks for sharing it.


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