Honest Abe: Words Of Wisdom

To the Readers’ Forum:

Here are 10 guidelines written by Abraham Lincoln and they lead us a clear conscience and true wisdom.

1) you cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

2) You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

3) You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

4) You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

5) You cannot life the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.

6) You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

7) You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

8) You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.

9) You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

10) You cannot further the brotherhood of man by initiating class hatred.

Do any of these guidelines sound familiar? Does history repeat itself?

Mary Carlberg

Jamestown