THE TEN CANNOTS
The following thought-provoking quotes are attributed to William Boetcker, an American religious leader during the First World War:
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.
If mankind was less greedy and less selfish it would all work well!