Thursday, July 9, 2009

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
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."
~ William Boetcker


  1. Christi, What a fabulous piece! I love the picture of your chilren in their red, white, and blue. Yoou little girl is just beautiful, they all are! I miss you guys :(

  2. hey christi good to see you guys =o] i love this quote but i got it from my aunt as being said by someone else... how do we check on stuff like that???