The Ten Cannots


•    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
•    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
•    You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
•    You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
•    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
•    You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
•    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
•    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
•    You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
•    And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.