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October 23rd, 2010 at 00:41 am

Lincoln did not say it

But I’ll bet he’s wish he had

The follow quotes were published in 1942 by William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian minister in a pamphlet entitled

Lincoln On Limitations

which did include other Lincoln quotes, but also added 10 statements written by Boetcker.

They were:

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong

3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.

6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

10 You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

Wheat added: When you are at the Polls this November, REMEMBER these words and choose carefully,

Do you want leaders who lift us – increasing OUR POWER or leaders who hold us down to increasing THIER power over us

Wheat

 

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