I got this in an email this morning, and thought I would pass it along to you:
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging
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.
With thanks to Matt Furey, whose daily e-mails I enjoy thoroughly.