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Jan. 10th, 2010

11:15 am - The Ten Cannots

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* 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.

--William H. Boetcker, 1916

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From:seidhr
Date:January 13th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Awesome quote. I'd like to repost it.
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From:crasch
Date:January 13th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Feel free!
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From:seidhr
Date:January 13th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Done!
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