Not long ago, I was standing up front at my work, answering some manager call when an elderly man handed me and the cashier a business-sized card, with the words, “Here, you’ll hang onto this.”
I immediately thought ‘Oh great, another Jesus card.’ since religious stuff is usually what perfect strangers hand out in retail establishments. Turns out, it wasn’t. And the man was correct, I have the card in my wallet. The front has a picture and quote from Thomas Jefferson, and the backside has a quote from Abraham Lincoln. Anyways, I’m declaring my Fridays as Quote Day, so here goes.
“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.”