Tuesday, February 21, 2012

From our past Presidents

We’re in between the birthdays of two great American presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Here are 10 social and political guidelines drafted by Abraham Lincoln, which should come handy and helpful in many situations:

You cannot bring 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 brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

And here are 3 good quotes by George Washington:
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”

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