- 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.
It's an interesting combination of words and wisdom by a religious figure. I sat and pondered over the advice.
He's basically telling the public financial advice that often ends up as a 300-page book. The interesting thing is that you probably can give this to a 18-year old kid and maybe influence his life for the next fifty years.