Quote Day! (#1)

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.”

–Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Advertisements

6 responses to “Quote Day! (#1)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: