You Cannot

During this political season lets be reminded of these wise words from Illinois most famous son:

  • 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

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